Newswise — ARLINGTON, VA—CRDF Global, an independent, nonprofit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration will select the first ever Henrietta H. Fore Women in Science Fellow in May. The first fellow will focus on expanding opportunities for women scientists around the world to collaborate in science and engineering. She will research opportunities and impediments to international collaboration involving women scientists, advise CRDF Global on ways to strengthen existing program opportunities and make recommendations for possible new programs.

The inaugural Fellowship will be awarded to a competitively selected female scientist for an eight to twelve week duration at CRDF Global headquarters in Arlington, VA. Candidates must be women with or pursuing a Ph.D. in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or biomedical and behavioral sciences. Candidates must demonstrate experience or expertise in international collaboration and be a U.S. citizen or have U.S. work authorization. The deadline for application is April 25, 2014. The fellow will be selected by May 9, 2014. Apply at

The Fellowship is named after Henrietta H. Fore, former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance. She was the first woman to hold these positions. She was also a recipient of CRDF Global’s 2013 George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation. Currently she is Chairman and CEO of Holsman International, an investment and management company.

“A cornerstone of our mission is promoting the collaboration of scientists with peers around the globe,” said CRDF Global President and CEO, Cathy Campbell. The worldwide underrepresentation of women in science and engineering is well understood. To achieve peace and prosperity through science collaboration, it is critical to encourage more women to pursue careers in these domains. We believe that the Henrietta H. Fore Women in Science Fellowship is an important step toward fostering collaboration among female scientists around the world,” said Campbell.

“The world needs more scientists who seek to collaborate in programs and research,” said Henrietta H. Fore. “We also need more women scientists and CRDF Global is the perfect leader for these endeavors,” she said.

About CRDF Global CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training. 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.