Professor Nir Eyal, a professor of bioethics at Rutgers University. (Photo courtesy of Rutgers University.)
Award Date 
5/2020
Grant Amount 
$250,000
Purpose 
For general support.

Grant investigator: Holden Karnofsky

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Center for Population-Level Bioethics staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $250,000 to the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University for general support. The Center for Population-Level Bioethics was recently launched by Professor Nir Eyal, a professor of bioethics at Rutgers University, who co-authored a paper earlier this year on the idea of and preconditions for employing human challenge trials to accelerate a COVID-19 vaccine. This funding is intended to support the Center for Population-Level Bioethics’s efforts to analyze paths to testing vaccine safety and efficacy that could best combine speed, safety, and high ethical standards.

This falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.