Future of Humanity Institute — New DPhil Positions

Future of Humanity Institute
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To support new DPhil positions.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $939,263 to the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), a multidisciplinary research institute working on global catastrophic risks at the University of Oxford, to support new DPhil positions. This grant follows Open Philanthropy's July 2018 support, which was intended to support work on risks from advanced artificial intelligence, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and macrostrategy.

While Open Philanthropy sees the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what it's presented in past writeups on the matter, its ultimate grant figure was set by the aggregated judgments of its committee reviewing the grant proposal.

The grant amount was updated in October 2020.

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