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Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition



Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CRDF Global is pleased to announce the BMEG Competition. For detailed information on the competition and application requirements, please view the 2020 Program Announcement (attached below).

The goal of the competition is to provide support for biorisk management activities, which may include laboratory design, repairs and maintenance of equipment, and upgrades for the physical and procedural security of laboratory, research and diagnostic facilities at research, diagnostic, and disease surveillance institutions in the Middle East (MENA).

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.

Projects related to challenges posed by CoVID-19 will also be considered.


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 or Arabic to: by 30 June, 2020 for consideration.

Alternatively, the application is available in Word format (attached below) to be emailed to

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 18 August 2020. Finalists will be contacted and potentially awarded a grant, with a value of $9,000 USD with a period of performance of six months.

Email the BMEG team at with any questions.

We look forward to receiving your application!