Funding & Grants

Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship 2024

Submission Deadline

Monday, April 29 2024


Monday, March 04 2024


The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF Global) will conduct a two-and-a-half-month Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship (RCMF) on the theme of nuclear security and women leadership in the workplace for professionals from the Indo-Pacific region. The RCMF will be implemented in three phases as follows:

  • Phase I: Participants will participate in a two-week virtual onboarding, followed by one
    week of preparation and travel time.
  • Phase II: A one-month fellowship engaging fellows with partner institutions, working on
    the fellow capstone project, and building relationships between the fellow and the cohort.
  • Phase III: Two weeks of virtual experiences designed to supplement the fellow’s in-person experience, finish and present their capstone projects, and collect feedback.


The Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship (RCMF) supports early-to-mid-career women in the nuclear security field through a three-phased exchange program on the theme of nuclear security and women’s leadership


Women with technical nuclear backgrounds from the Indo-Pacific region, such as:

  • Emerging women leaders with a background in the WMD-applicable expertise and experience
  •  Early-to-mid-career women in the nuclear field
  • Currently employed women with two or more years of relevant, nuclear focused professional work experience

Expertise Requirement:

  • Self-directed and able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting
  • Interest in developing an individual project of the applicant’s selection in their home workplace or community

Language Requirement:

  • English Language proficiency, in verbal and written communication


Application Materials


Please see the Program Announcement attached below for more details 

Application Checklist

  • Completed application form
  • Color copy of current passport
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of support from current supervisor or professor

Application Package
As mentioned in the Application Checklist above, in addition to the completed application form, scanned copy of current passport, and current CV, applicants are required to submit an official letter of support, on official letterhead, signed and dated by their supervisor confirming their approval of the applicant’s participation in the program (if applicable).

The letter of support should state:

  • The applicant’s full name (as appears on the applicant’s passport),
  • The applicant’s position title and institution name
  • The applicant’s intended fellowship focus area
  • The applicant’s supervisor’s consent to fellowship duration.

Moreover, individuals seeking acceptance into the program must:

  • Submit a completed application with all required supporting documents
  • Demonstrate adequate proficiency in English (speaking, writing, and reading) to communicate with peers in the host institutions

The RCMF looks forward to receiving application submissions. Please circulate this announcement within your professional networks.

For email inquiries, or to submit your application, contact: and cc
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