Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $5,000,000 over three years to the Degrees Initiative (formerly the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative), via Prism the Gift Fund, for general support. This funding is intended to support research in lower- and middle-income countries on the potential physical and socio-political implications of solar radiation management (SRM).
Open Philanthropy sees supporting researchers, especially those outside the Global North, as a promising step towards improving governance around SRM. And it continues to view SRM governance as a field that is largely neglected by philanthropists and governments.
This follows Open Philanthropy's September 2017 support and falls within its work on global catastrophic risks.