The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $3.5 million over three years to the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security (GHSS) to provide general support. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.
GHSS, housed at Georgetown University Medical Center, conducts research to help build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies worldwide. It comprises a team of four experts and academic researchers in biosecurity and pandemic preparedness along with several support staff. GHSS plans to use this grant to support policy-oriented academic research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policy.