ISN/CTR sponsors foreign assistance activities and focuses on mitigating weapons of mass destruction and related delivery systems threats from proliferator states and non-state actors. ISN/CTR’s national security mission includes mitigating global biological threats by minimizing the access of proliferator states and non-state actors to biological expertise, materials (e.g., high consequence pathogens, and dual-use equipment, and scientific expertise that could be misused to conduct biological weapons attacks against the United States, U.S. allies, or U.S. interests abroad.
Under this funding opportunity, ISN/CTR seeks to fund activities that support the refurbishment of an international biomedical research institute in Casablanca, Morocco. When completed, the refurbishment will enhance Morocco’s capacity in public health and enable the institute to continue to serve as a reference laboratory for the Africa CDC, and as a regional molecular diagnostics, public health, and biosecurity resource.
ISN/CTR Project Objectives
ISN/CTR will fund a project recipient or recipients to execute program activities by performing laboratory renovations, boundary construction, and procuring and installing equipment and furniture. The institute is centrally located in Casablanca with good connectivity by air, sea, and land. The site offers reliable tele-communications infrastructure and access to municipal power and potable water.
- Length of performance period: 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: TBD
- Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
- Award Floor: $25,000
The following organizations are eligible to apply (both domestic and international):
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Public and private educational institutions
- For-profit organizations
- Public International Organizations
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334001