Please be advised, due to the recent travel conditions from the COVID-19 outbreak, the BEP Travel Grant Program will only be sponsoring participants to virtual events until further notice.

The Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) supports the two basic types of grants outlined below.

I. Training Support Grants

BEP supports training grants for scientists and key personnel from partner institutions to attend biosafety and biosecurity conferences and training activities, scientific meetings pertaining to infectious disease diagnostics and R&D, and other events relevant to BEP objectives.

Please note that until further notice, BEP Travel Grants are awarded on a once per year per person policy. If you are awarded funding to travel, you will not be able to attend another event with BEP support during the same calendar year.

II. Funding Opportunities

BEP funding is available in the form of short-term, targeted grants to enable partner institutions to accomplish specific goals towards achieving laboratory biosafety and biosecurity, and sustainability of public and veterinary health networks. Potential areas for support grants include: expert consultation for biocontainment facilities; institutional biosafety & biosecurity training; R&D capacity building in public/veterinary health; and other projects that address BEP objectives.