Civilian Research and Development Foundation: Grants for Science Research

OVERVIEW: The Civilian Research and Development Foundation funds scientists addressing multiple global challenges. Specifically, its science research grants support women in science.

IP TAKE: This funder supports projects to increase 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 independent 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 “opportunities for women to contribute their knowledge and expertise in communities around the world. Interests include increasing the global female scientist population, promoting collaborative research, training the next generation of leaders, and gender equality.

Grants vary widely, ranging anywhere from around $5,000 to over $600,000. CRDF does not offer grants for fundraising activities or military/weapons research. It does not offer grants for projects involving early childhood, primary, or secondary education. Additionally, grants are not awarded for fundraising activities, or military and/or 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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