CRDF Global Launches New Corporate Brand: Inspired by People, Driven by Science

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Non-Profit Marks 20 Years of Promoting International Scientific & Technical Collaboration

From left: CRDF Global Board Chair, Paul Longsworth; former CRDF Global Program Director, John Modzelewski; CRDF Global President and CEO, Cathleen A. Campbell; former CRDF Global President, Tom Owens

Our new logo signifies that the creation of the whole is greater than the simple sum of its parts. This is a foundation of international science cooperation.

As it marks its 20th anniversary this week,CRDF Global unveiled today its new corporate brand with the tagline: Inspired by People, Driven by Science. CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services. The organization specializes in bringing isolated scientific communities into the global scientific mainstream.

“Our new logo signifies that the creation of the whole is greater than the simple sum of its parts. This is a foundation of international science cooperation,” said CRDF Global President and CEO, Cathy Campbell. “The tagline highlights the incredible relationships and networks that we have built dedicated to science, technology and innovation. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its role in establishing CRDF Global, and for its continued support. We look forward with great anticipation to the next 20 years of being inspired by people and driven by science,” said Campbell.

On May 10, 1995, President Clinton announced the U.S. would create a civilian research and development foundation (CRDF) to support cooperation between American engineers and scientists and those from the former Soviet Union. “CRDF” was established by the NSF under a congressional authorization and was funded by a $5 million gift from philanthropist George Soros and a $5 million matching contribution from the Department of Defense. This initial funding supported basic and applied research efforts, and promoted development of market economies of these Eurasian countries. Twenty year later, the organization – now CRDF Global – maintains its focus on international collaboration for science and innovation. However, its reach has expanded to more than 40 countries, and four international offices, in addition to its headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Since its founding, CRDF Global has been responsible for:

  •     Almost 7,000 grants, engaging over 12,000 scientists and representing more than $200 million in total support.
  •     Over 50 equipment and education centers established in eight countries.
  •     Over $43 million leveraged in contributions from foreign government and U.S. industry.
  •     More than 2,000 individual projects, valued at over $300 million, facilitated on behalf of over 200 clients.

A highlight of commemorating the 20th anniversary will be the 2015 CRDF Global Annual Awards Gala. Nobel Laureate Peter Agre will receive the George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation, and DuPont will receive CRDF Global’s Corporate Impact Award. The Gala will be held on November 18, 2015 at the historic Decatur House across from the White House in Washington, D.C.

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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