[CLOSED]Request for Proposals: BRIDGE program

Funding Opportunity Title:

Building Reassurance against eye Irritation and Discomfort under Germicidal-UV Exposure (BRIDGE)

Anticipated Individual Awards:

Blueprint Biosecurity anticipates making multiple awards. Cost-effectiveness is a key criteria of evaluation, and we currently expect competitive proposals to be in the range of $100,000 USD.

Important Dates:

  • Posting Date: December 6, 2023
  • Optional Teaming Profile: Rolling Deadline; submit as early as possible to connect with other researchers

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  • Full Proposal Due Date: February 5, 2024, 11:59 pm ET

Concise Description of the funding opportunity:

Primary Purpose:

  • Determine the levels, if any, at which irritation/discomfort is experienced under far-UVC exposure, and how quickly any such symptoms disappear after exposure
  • Establish mechanism and cause of possible human eye irritation/discomfort under far-UVC exposure
  • Develop satisfactory and sufficient models to predict possible far-UVC-induced effects that contribute to irritation/discomfort mechanisms in human eyes


Out of scope:

  • Proposals that primarily cover already known effects of far-UVC exposure that are not directly related to human eye irritation/discomfort

Types of Funding that May be Awarded:

Milestone-based contracts

Contact Information:

Technical POC: Richard Williamson, Far-UVC Program Director

RFP Email: BRIDGE@blueprintbiosecurity.org

Download Request for Proposal

Download Response Templates

  • A_Abstract_Template (docx)
  • B_Abstract_Summary_Slide_Template (pptx)
  • C_Ongoing_Efforts_and_Funding (docx)
  • Attachment-E_Proposal_Template
  • Attachment-F_Proposal_Summary_Slide_Template
  • Attachment-G_Cost_and_Task_Summary_Template
  • Attachment-H_Cost_Volume_Spreadsheet
  • Attachment-I_Ongoing_Efforts_and_Funding
Due Date

Abstracts Due: January 8, 2024

Abstract Submissions

Submit your abstract for the BRIDGE RFP by January 8, 2024, 11:59 pm ET.

Abstract Submission Form

Set up a teaming profile to find collaborators!

Blueprint Biosecurity encourages proposers to collaborate with other technically qualified individuals to achieve the BRIDGE program goals. To aid with this effort, please submit an optional Teaming Profile with your contact information, subcontractors, capabilities, and any expertise you are looking for. This information will be collated and shared with all other teams who share their teaming profiles.

Please submit your organization’s teaming information through the Teaming Form.

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