Civilian Research and Development Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Civilian Research and Development Foundation backs scientists addressing multiple global challenges.

IP TAKE: This funder supports projects increasing opportunities for women in a multitude of scientific fields.  

PROFILE: The Civilian Research and Development Foundation also known as CRDF Global was established in 1995 as an “[i]ndependent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services.”

The foundation’s Women in Science program supports organizations increasing “[o]pportunities for women to contribute their knowledge and expertise in communities around the world.” Areas of interest include increasing the global female scientist population, promoting collaborative research, training the next generation of leaders and gender equality.

Grant amounts vary widely and can range anywhere from around $5,000 to over $600,000. CRDF does not offer grants for fundraising activities or military/weapons-related research.

In general, CRDF does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding; however, it keeps an up-to-date list of current funding opportunities on its website.


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