Who We Are

We believe today’s most pressing challenges require global solutions. Embracing cross-border partnerships in science, technology, and innovation we address local issues while having a broader impact.

Our Story

Founded in 1995, CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. Based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in the Eurasia and MENA regions, CRDF Global works with more than 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, and Asia. We specialize in bringing isolated scientific communities into the scientific mainstream through a variety of science engagement and capacity-building programs. CRDF Global encourages science cooperation between countries where official relations are strained.

CRDF Global believes that the world’s scientists and innovators must work together to help solve today’s global challenges in such areas as global health; nuclear, biological and chemical security, and water, food, energy nexus. Through collaboration, scientists and innovators also enhance international understanding that can help to improve relations between countries. Our distinction lies in our ability to offer programs that empower grantees at every stage of science and tech innovation combined with our deep understanding of international grant and financial management processes.

Vision Statement

Peace and Prosperity through International Science Cooperation

Mission Statement

CRDF Global empowers scientists and innovators to reach across borders to improve lives and build a more peaceful world. 

CRDF Global pursues its mission by:

  • Creating international research partnerships that address critical global challenges
  • Enhancing science and technology capacity through grants, professional training, mentoring, and services
  • Creating platforms of discovery and innovation through the open exchange of information and ideas that engage a country’s scientific research, academic and business sectors

Core Values

  • Respect for the cultures of the countries where we work
  • Responsiveness to our grantees, partners, funders, and clients
  • Commitment to our community of scientists, engineers, innovators and experts