CRDF Global is Accepting Applications for its Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition
    CRDF Global is Accepting Applications for its Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition
    May 06, 2018

    CRDF Global is pleased to announce the Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition. The goal of the competition is to provide support for biorisk management activities, which may include laboratory design, repairs and maintenance of equipment, workshops and trainings, and upgrades for the physical and procedural security of laboratory, research and diagnostic facilities at academic and industrial institutions.

    Grants are intended to cover costs associated with physical security enhancement, training, equipment, development or revision of procedural security SOPs and materials, provision of supplies that improve biological security, improvement of laboratory design, and support the repair and maintenance of equipment.

    ONLY APPLICATIONS FROM Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, and Yemen will be accepted.

    The grants will be administered by CRDF Global, an independent non-profit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration.

    All applications must be submitted in English to: by June 18, 2018 for consideration.

    A complete application package includes the Application Form, Budget File, Institutional Data Form, Institute Letter of Support (LOS), Partnering Institution Letter of Support (if applicable), and Curriculum Vitae (CV) Files.

    Proposals including honorarium should include copies of valid passports for those requesting the honorarium.

    Application Evaluation Criteria:

    • Biosecurity and Biosafety Impact;
    • Sustainability Potential;
    • Budget; and
    • Clarity and Completeness of application.

    CRDF Global will notify applicants when the finalists are selected on August 13, 2018. Finalists will be contacted and potentially awarded a grant, with a value of $10,000 USD with a period of performance of three months.

    Email the BMEG team at with any questions.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

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