Funding & Grants

Cooperative Nonproliferation Controls to Support Global University Research and Security

Submission Deadline

Thursday, June 30 2022


Friday, April 01 2022


  • CRDF Global will award grants globally to a researcher or team of researchers at STEM-focused universities to conduct research and host an event relating to nonproliferation controls in universities. Topics will be chosen by the grantees.
  • Grants are a one-time, nine-month award of approximately $16,500. Application documents include a completed application, planned budget, and CVs of all researchers on the team. All applicants will need to include a detailed budget to determine what grant total will be necessary.


CRDF Global is working with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) to build an understanding of national implementation of nonproliferation controls in universities, in the specific context of targeted research and how implications of emerging technologies for international security are affecting universities and research settings.

Grant recipients will:

  • Conduct research and write a research-focused report on a topic related to securing research at universities, threats to research and research institutions.
  • Actively promote this research through an event such as, but not limited to, a publication event, a roundtable, or workshops at relevant universities.

The research may explore emerging risks and challenges within the university and research institution context and/or address national-level solutions to the issues of protecting research and implementing guidance and/or controls. During the research, planning, and writing phase, all awardees will work with experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies who will advise and support the project.


  • Applicants may apply individually or as a team.
  • Members of research team must be nationals of Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey who are affiliated with an academic institution or professional association of scientists and researchers.
  • Institutional and/or managerial approval is required for applications to be considered for this competition.
  • “Indian Institutions must be legally exempt from the FCRA Registration requirement and submit sufficient exemption documents or have the FCRA Registration and the correspondent bank account.”

Application Materials

  • A completed application and supporting documents with all application sections filled out, including:
    • A one-page abstract and proposed action plan, stating the research question, a summary of the proposed methodology, a brief review of existing literature on the topic and possible and feasible ways to disseminate research outcomes within the professional community. The abstract should be double-spaced in 12-point font with no more than 900 words.
    • Proposed detailed budget: Please note, the primary sheet of the budget should be used to fill out the project budget. Any Institutional support should be filled out in the CostShare tab.
    • The curriculum vitae (CV) and passport or state-issued ID card for each individual on the research team.
    • A list of relevant references.
  • Application materials and research products must be submitted in English.
  • Letter of support from institution.

For detailed information regarding general CRDF Global grant policies please click here.