Early-Career Funding for GCBR — Scholarship Support (2018)

Organization:
Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks
Award Date:
05/2018
Amount:
$570,000
Purpose:
To support work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a total of approximately $570,000 over three years in flexible support to enable five early-career people to pursue work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks.[1] Open Philanthropy sought applications for this funding here and ultimately elected to support a cohort of interns, masters candidates, and PhD students. Recipients include:

This falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

Update: In October 2018, Open Philanthropy added $55,000 to the original award amount. The “grant amount” above has been updated to reflect this.

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Footnotes
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    This is an estimate because of uncertainty around future year tuition costs and currency exchange rates.