- Award Date:
- To support a meeting between the DIYbio community and the FBI.
The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $15,000 to Genspace to support a meeting between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and key members of the DIYbio community in April 2017. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.
The main purpose of the meeting was to strengthen ties between the DIYbio lab community and the FBI with a new administration in office. Genspace, a DIYbio lab in New York, used the grant to cover travel costs for meeting participants.