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Note: This is an experiment with a different style of blog post, aiming to more casually share thoughts from a broader set of staff. We’re interested in feedback on this format. Earlier this year, the Open Philanthropy Project awarded a five-year grant and made an additional investment in Sherlock Biosciences to support the development of a diagnostic platform to quickly, easily, and... Read More
Note: This is an experiment with a different style of blog post, aiming to more casually share thoughts from a broader set of staff. We’re interested in feedback on this format. Earlier this year, the Open Philanthropy Project awarded a five-year grant and made an additional investment in Sherlock Biosciences to support the development of a diagnostic platform to quickly, easily, and... Read More
This post compares our progress with the goals we set forth a year ago, and lays out our plans for the coming year. In brief: We recommended well over $100 million worth of grants in 2018. The bulk of these came from our major current focus areas: potential risks of advanced AI, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, scientific research, and... Read More
This post compares our progress with the goals we set forth a year ago, and lays out our plans for the coming year. In brief: We recommended well over $100 million worth of grants in 2018. The bulk of these came from our major current focus areas: potential risks of advanced AI, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, scientific research, and... Read More
This post compares our progress with the goals we set forth a year ago, and lays out our plans for the coming year. In brief: We recommended well over $100 million worth of grants in 2018. The bulk of these came from our major current focus areas: potential risks of advanced AI, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, scientific research, and... Read More
This post compares our progress with the goals we set forth a year ago, and lays out our plans for the coming year. In brief: We recommended well over $100 million worth of grants in 2018. The bulk of these came from our major current focus areas: potential risks of advanced AI, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, scientific research, and... Read More
We have had a lot of new staff join Open Philanthropy over the last year. In this post, I’d like to introduce the new members of our team. We’re excited to have them! More new staff are joining soon, and I will be introducing them in coming months. Hannah Aldern, Operations Associate Hannah joined Open Phil in January 2019. Prior to joining the Open Philanthropy Project, she worked... Read More
We're now supporting History of Philanthropy work via a grant to the Urban Institute. One output of this project is a literature review on the social impact of - and role of philanthropic funding in - the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (sometimes abbreviated as "Pugwash"), which "brought together notable scientists from both sides of the iron curtain in order to discuss nuclear... Read More
We're now supporting History of Philanthropy work via a grant to the Urban Institute. One output of this project is a literature review on the social impact of - and role of philanthropic funding in - the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (sometimes abbreviated as "Pugwash"), which "brought together notable scientists from both sides of the iron curtain in order to discuss nuclear... Read More
In February 2018, Open Philanthropy announced new openings for "generalist" Research Analyst (RA) roles, and we have since hired 5 applicants from that hiring round. This was one of our top priorities for 2018. In this post I summarize our process and some lessons learned. I am hoping that in addition to our general audience, this post might be useful to others looking to hire a similar talent... Read More

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