Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition

Deadline: 18 June 2018
Open to: biological scientists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, and Yemen
Grant: 10,000 USD


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

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.


Biological scientists working in high containment laboratories, agricultural and biological research facilities, diagnostics laboratories, universities, government ministries, and private laboratories in the following countries:

  • Algeria;
  • Egypt;
  • Jordan;
  • Lebanon;
  • Morocco;
  • Turkey; and
  • Yemen.

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.

How to apply?

All applications must be submitted in English 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.

For more information please visit the official website.