The Moldovan Research and Development Association (MRDA)
is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 2000 with the support
of the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) in cooperation
with the Government of Moldova. The MRDA is part of a U.S. Department of State
program that offers civilian research and development opportunities to Moldovan
former weapons researchers and aims to improve the general state of science and
technology in Moldova.
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.