Procurement & RFPs

Seeking Subject Matter Experts to Support Advanced Research and Security Study Tour

Submission Deadline

Monday, September 26 2022

Summary

CRDF Global is seeking multiple subject matter experts to support an international study-tour to the United States focused on research security. The goal of this study tour fellowship program is to build capacity at partner universities to protect their research and technology from diversion and exploitation. Experts will develop and deliver presentations and roundtable discussions for at least 8 fellows from international universities from advanced science and technology fields such as synthetic biology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing. The study tour will last for one week and will take place at Harvard University in April 2023. All of the fellows will be senior researchers, compliance officers, or departmental leadership from advanced technological and research universities in Morocco.

Scope

The experts would contribute to a nine-month-long fellowship program by participating in an introductory online seminar, delivering several presentations during the week-long study tour, being available for one-on-one sessions with all fellows during the study tour, and being the assigned mentor to at least two of the fellows in the several months that follow the study tour during which the fellows will be conducting their own research and preparing their own community event on research security at universities and nonproliferation. Experts will be expected to contribute introductory remarks and attend the preliminary online seminar. The subject matter that the experts present on during the study tour may have focuses such as: compliance, cyber security at universities, research collaboration due diligence, red flag review, and laboratory security. Experts will attend the study tour in-person if geography allows or CRDF Global will facilitate their joining the event remotely via Zoom. The experts will be agree upon at least two of the fellows to act as the primary substantive point of contact and mentor as the fellows develop their own research and conduct their own training, roundtable, or other type of event on the subject of nonproliferation and research security.