Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2018
Grant Amount 
$25,000
Purpose 
To support research for a campaign against biological weapons.

Grant investigator: Claire Zabel

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Biosecure staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a contract of $25,000 with Biosecure Ltd to support research for a campaign against biological weapons. Biosecure Ltd intends to use these funds to explore different models for strengthening the societal norm against biological weapons and reducing the likelihood of an arms race involving biological weapons, as well as investigating the feasibility, costs, and potential benefits of the various models.

This funding is discretionary and falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we do not typically publish pages for contractor agreements, we chose to write about this funding because we view it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant, despite its structure as a contract due to the recipient’s organizational form.