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Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition


Inspired by talented scientists and innovators around the world, CRDF Global provides grants, fellowships, and training to help them succeed in their fields and collaborate across borders.


Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition

Monday, June 18, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018

CRDF Global is pleased to announce the BMEG Competition. For detailed information on the competition and application requirements, please view the 2018 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, 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.


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 18 June, 2018 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.

Please see the BMEG FAQ and Proposal guidance below for additional information. The Program Announcement, BMEG FAQ, BMEG Proposal Guidance have been translated to French, Arabic, and Turkish for reference. A friendly reminder that all applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in English in order to be eligible. 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 13 August 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!

BMEG Competition Informational Webinars
1st webinar: Tuesday, May 15th, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM U.S. Eastern Time -
2nd webinar: Monday, June 4th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time

MENA Hub: Dedicated Office Hours
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+3, Please call our MENA Hub at 00962-6-586-0003 with any specific questions you may have on the BMEG Competition

Thursday,  May 10th
Monday, May 21st
Wednesday, June 6th
Tuesday, June 12th