Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,020,475 over four years to the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI). The THSTI is a government institute in the Department of Biotechnology within the Ministry of Science and Technology of India. This grant will support its research on developing antiviral platforms and identifying drugs for henipaviruses such as Nipah virus and Hendra virus.
This grant was funded via Open Philanthropy’s request for proposals through the Pandemic Antiviral Discovery Initiative. It falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.