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Women in Science

Women in Science

The underrepresentation of women in science stifles innovation, creativity, and research. We build opportunities for women to contribute their knowledge and expertise in communities around the world.

The international science community has come a long way in making science more inclusive to women and girls, yet challenges still exist. Studies show that women are still less likely to collaborate internationally and fewer women obtain senior academic and leadership positions in science. The world can’t afford for these trends to continue.

KEY CAPABILITIES

TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS

CRDF Global manages and designs fellowship programs to help women scientists become leaders in their fields. Through the Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship        and the Henrietta H. Fore Women in Science Fellowship, scientists study, research, and work alongside colleagues at carefully selected host institutions. At the conclusion of their programs, the fellows return home with tools necessary to enhance their own research, share new skills with colleagues at their primary institutions, and continue collaborating with peers worldwide.

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PROMOTING COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

International science collaborations strengthen the quality of research in all countries, generate new knowledge, and foster mutually beneficial relationships across borders. We support research competitions that allow women scientists to form partnerships with female researchers in the U.S. in order to promote the advancement of women in research and contribute to a more diverse academic workforce.

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BUILDING NETWORKS TO SUPPORT GENDER EQUALITY

Giving women scientists the opportunity to travel internationally to attend professional conferences and events enhances their ability to identify potential partners and collaborators and strengthens their technical skills and expertise. CRDF Global’s annual celebration, Breaking Barriers in International Science Collaborations celebrates the achievement of women scientists, while creating opportunities for future advancements.

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