CRDF Global Draws Closer to Women in Nonproliferation Goal with $50,000 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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May 15 is Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship deadline to raise remaining $32,000 through crowdfunding

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We are thrilled with the Carnegie Corporation’s gift that will help support a woman scientist in her nonproliferation work, and that will further CRDF Global’s mission of promoting international scientific and technical collaboration.

CRDF Global announced today that it is closer to its fundraising goal with a $50,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship (RCMF) to support women in nonproliferation. CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services. The CRDF Global fellowship, in its third year, honors Ms. Copeland’s memory and continues her legacy by providing women scientists in emerging countries the opportunity to participate in a multi-faceted, year-long nonproliferation fellowship. This program empowers women leaders to promote a culture of nonproliferation and to serve as role models to a new generation around the world.

The grant from the Carnegie Corporation will help support a fellow as she gains greater knowledge in nonproliferation; it will connect nonproliferation professionals with each other; and promote nonproliferation goals. The fellowship culminates in a capstone project that the fellow completes in her home country.

Recent RCMF fellows have come from Indonesia, Iraq, and Pakistan.

In addition to this generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation, CRDF Global has raised more than $18,000 in crowdfunding and from private donors. An additional $32,000 is needed by the May 15 deadline to reach the required $100,000 necessary to support the 2015-2016 fellow. Learn more about the RCMF and how to contribute here: http://www.Razoo.com/Robin-Copeland-Memorial-Fellowship .

“We are thrilled with the Carnegie Corporation’s gift that will help support a woman scientist in her nonproliferation work, and that will further CRDF Global’s mission of promoting international scientific and technical collaboration,” said Cathy Campbell, CRDF Global President and CEO. “This fellowship honors and furthers Robin’s legacy of advancement of women in nonproliferation, as she was a tremendous champion of women around the globe working in international security,” said Campbell.

About CRDF Global
CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. CRDF Global has nearly 20 years of experience managing international research funding programs and supporting emerging science and technology infrastructure in more than 40 countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

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