Global Priorities Institute — General Support (2020)

Global Priorities Institute
Award Date:
For general support.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,298,715 to the Global Priorities Institute (GPI), via the University of Oxford, for general support. GPI is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Oxford that conducts foundational research to inform the decision-making of individuals and institutions seeking to do as much good as possible. GPI intends to use this funding to support global priorities research, specifically by hiring additional early-career, non-tenured research fellows with expertise in philosophy or economics.

This follows Open Philanthropy's February 2018 support. While Open Philanthropy sees the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what it has presented in past writeups on the matter, its ultimate grant figure was set by the aggregated judgments of its committee reviewing the grant proposal.

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