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



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

Monday, June 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CRDF Global is launching a six-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 Global Affairs Canada (GAC) as part of its Feminist Foreign 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. The program will include skill-development training, support from CRDF Global on implementing a proposed project at the grantee’s home institution, and a two-day Capstone Meeting in Vienna (subject to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions). Please see more details about the schedule and requirements in the Application Information attachment below.

Objectives of the Program
This project aims to build the capacity of women in the nuclear industry to advance nonproliferation and nuclear security. It will provide a platform for women to share their success stories, build necessary skills, and tackle common challenges that women face in the nuclear field.


  • Be a citizen as well as live and work in the countries in the following regions: Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East. Participants from these countries are eligible to apply: Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam.
  • Participants should work in the nuclear industry – both technical and policy issues, such as operators, regulators, academia, research organizations, and other relevant institutions.
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the full program (approximately July – December 2021).
  • Ability and willingness to submit reports to CRDF Global to update on project progress.
  • Ability and willingness to host a proposed project at the applicant’s home institution with support from CRDF Global.
  • Ability to travel to Vienna (as COVID travel restrictions permit).
  • The training and capstone portions of the program will be conducted in English. The proposed projects can be implemented in the grantee’s native language.

To apply, please download the full application material below. All applications should be submitted to Ms. Anna Wagner at

Application Package: