Global Catastrophic Biological Risks — Scholarship Support (2018)

Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks
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To support work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a total of approximately $515,000 over three years in flexible support to enable five early-career people to pursue work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks.{footnote_1} The cohort includes 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
  • Georgia Ray, masters student, George Mason University
  • Caleb Withers, masters student, Georgetown University

These awards fall within Open Philanthropy's work on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

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