- Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks
- Award Date:
- 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. Open Philanthropy sought applications for this funding here and ultimately elected to support a cohort of interns, masters candidates, and PhD students. Recipients include:
- Noga Aharony, internship, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
- Cassidy Nelson, PhD student, Oxford University
- Alexander Norman, internship, Centre for Pathogenic Evolution at Cambridge University and Church Laboratories at Harvard University
- Georgia Ray, masters student, George Mason University
- Caleb Withers, masters student, Georgetown University
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.