Funding & Grants

Building Networks Among Women to Share Best Practices and Experience Working in Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Fellowship

Submission Deadline

Sunday, March 31 2024


Friday, January 26 2024



In partnership with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), CRDF Global is launching an eight-month program for women in the nuclear security and nonproliferation communities around the world to create projects that can further benefit women at their home institutions and local communities. This project is implemented with generous support from GAC as part of the Feminist International Assistance Policy to foster rights-based, open, and inclusive societies where all people, regardless of their gender, can fully benefit from equal participation in economic, political, social and cultural life to build a safer and more prosperous world.



CRDF Global invites six pairs of female-identifying scientists, government representatives, academics, nuclear security experts, and practitioners from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America to participate in a three-part project as follows: (1) webinar training series (2) a fourmonth mini-grant program, and (3) capstone in-person workshop in Vienna, Austria. The program will include skill-development training, support from CRDF Global on strengthening project proposals, an implementation phase, and a three-day Capstone Meeting in Vienna. Please see more details below, and in the Grant Announcement. Each pair of female-identifying fellows will receive a grant of up to $8,000 for the completion of a group project focused on developing and strengthening networks between women working in nuclear security and non-proliferation at their home institutions by further disseminating knowledge gains with other women. The program will offer opportunities to develop professional skills like project management and proposal writing while fostering a global network of women in the field. Participants will expand leadership capabilities, engage in mentorship, improve cross-cultural communication, and contribute to the empowerment of women in their communities




CRDF Global is inviting applications from female-identifying professionals in the nuclear and nonproliferation industry— such as operators, regulators, academics, and research institution professionals who seek to build tools and skills for innovative project implementation and network building. CRDF Global is also open to applicants outside of this description but can show in their CV how this training is directly relevant to their current role.

Please see the below eligibility requirements to determine if you are eligible for the fellowship program described above:


  • Female-identifying applicants must apply in pairs under one application submission. While CRDF Global will consider all applications eligible, priority will be given to applicant pairs from the same country.
  • Must be a female-identifying citizen of a country in Asia, Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East.
  • Please note that citizens from the following six countries are ineligible to apply: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran, Russia, Belarus, Myanmar, and Syria.
  • Participants should have prior experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation roles.
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the full program (approximately May–November 2024).
  • Ability and willingness to attend bi-weekly check-in calls, provide updates on project progress, and submit a final report to CRDF Global on project outcomes.
  • Ability to travel to Vienna, Austria for tentative dates of October 21–23, 2024 (as travel restrictions permit).
    • Note*: Dates are subject to change.
  • The training and capstone portions of the program will be conducted in English. *Participants should have professional proficiency in English.
    • Note*: The proposed projects can be implemented in the grantee’s native language.
  • A completed grant application form that includes a budget, budget narrative, and answers to 3 short questions.
  • All training materials must be unique and authored by fellows. Adherence to originality is imperative in all training endeavors. If referencing others’ work, proper approval and citations must be included. Reproduction or utilization of pre-existing content without proper authorization is strictly prohibited and may result in the termination of grant funding.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English. Applicants receiving provisional notice of selection may be asked to provide additional information to determine eligibility.
  • Tentatively selected participants must provide 3 references and a copy of the front page of their passport upon notification

Application Materials


How to Apply:

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  • Please submit required documents in one email (PDF).
  • Email subject should be formatted as [LAST NAME 1 LAST NAME 2 WNS 2024]

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