The Business Development Academy may be able to help Certified Research Developer candidates obtain financial assistance.
The Business Development Academy provides $500 scholarships to potential candidates that demonstrate that they would apply their knowledge gained during the CRD program to the development and commercialization of research initiatives on a regular basis for at least five years. Candidates must have completed at least a four-year bachelors program or its equivalent and have had professional experience in the research field for at least two years. To apply for a $500 scholarship, please complete the entire questionnaire located here.
Second, The Business Development Academy works with Workforce Development offices in terms of enabling unemployed professionals the opportunity to enroll for the CRD program with funds provided by the relevant local Workforce Development office.
Third, The Business Development Academy works with companies that are downsizing in terms of providing the training that their employees will need to find new positions.