ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CRDF Global and the National Science Foundation (NSF) partnered in 2013 to launch Newton’s List, an online clearinghouse of active funding opportunities for researchers, students and educators seeking global scientific collaborations. During this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, Ill, February 13-17, CRDF Global will provide live demos to the public of the research funding platform.
User-driven and open to researchers and students from around the globe, Newton’s List is designed specifically to improve the quality and impact of international scientific research by providing grantseekers easier access to funding opportunities in natural sciences, engineering, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and the social sciences – all in a single location.
“NSF has partnered with CRDF Global in order to facilitate opportunities for U.S. researchers and students to engage in international research collaboration, particularly given the increasingly global nature of science engagement,” said NSF Program Director, Dr. DeAndra Beck. “In this respect, Newton’s List is intended to be a free, user-based platform to connect funding providers and funding seekers.”
Examples of current funding opportunities include research grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, international travel grants from TechWomen, and African agricultural innovation grants from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.
For funders, Newton’s List provides a free tool for nonprofits, universities and private industry to reach a broader community, maximizing their potential to solicit innovative international research. Organizations with opportunities on Newton’s List range from small funders like National Research Foundation of South Africa, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Tubitak, to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and USAID.
“Global science collaboration strengthens the quality of research in all countries,” said CRDF Global President and CEO, Cathy Campbell. “It generates new knowledge and fosters mutually beneficial relationships across borders. As a grant making organization, the benefits of Newton’s List are clear. But there is also great value for young and early-career researchers in areas with limited resources, and for universities seeking to expand their international research capacities,” said Campbell.
CRDF Global will be displaying Newton’s List at booth #816 in the exhibit hall of the Hyatt Regency. Newton’s List will also be featured in a symposium exploring the power of web-based technology to impact international scientific research collaborations entitled “Web-Based Technologies Change International Research Collaborations.” This symposium will be led by Dr. Charles Dunlap, CRDF Global’s Associate Program Director for Capacity Building, and will feature Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow at NSF.
Other events organized by CRDF Global at the AAAS Annual Meeting will include an international networking reception featuring remarks by former USAID Chief Scientist, Alex Dehgan. For information on CRDF Global’s programs and activities at the AAAS Annual Meeting, please visit www.crdfglobal.org/news-and-events.
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.