U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation
The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is a nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. This unique public-private partnership promotes international scientific and technical collaboration, primarily between the United States and Eurasia, through grants, technical resources, and training.
The CRDF’s mission is to:
- support exceptional research projects that offer scientists and engineers alternatives to emigration and strengthen the scientific and technological infrastructure of their home countries;
- advance the transition of foreign weapons scientists to civilian work by funding collaborative non-weapons research and development projects;
- help move applied research to the marketplace and bring economic benefits both to the United States and the countries with which the CRDF works;
- strengthen research and education in universities abroad.
The CRDF is based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, and Kyiv, Ukraine.