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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

Our world healthy, safe, and sustainable

Mission Statement

Promoting safety, security, and sustainability through science and innovation

Core Values

  • Collaboration: Underpinning everything that we do is the belief that shared knowledge, practices, and ideas are necessary to address the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Innovation: We think differently. Our best work is achieved by seeking new approaches and delivering successful and long-lasting solutions.
  • Dedication: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow – we are committed to promoting safety, security, and sustainability through science and innovation and will pursue the right opportunities to ensure that our mission is achieved.
  • Integrity: We are proud to operate under the highest ethical standards and to nurture an organizational culture of transparency, accuracy, and respect.
  • Excellence: We are driven by a commitment to do great work with a desire to exceed the expectations of our community.