iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security (2018)
- International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation
- Award Date:
- To support iGEM's work on safety and security.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $420,000 over two years to the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation for its work on safety and security, led by Piers Millett. iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition for students. The Open Philanthropy Project believes that supporting iGEM’s safety and security work could help raise awareness about biosecurity among current and future synthetic biologists.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.