Center for International Security and Cooperation — Megan Palmer’s Biosecurity Research (2019)

Megan Palmer's work focuses on improving governance of biological science. (Photo courtesy of Megan Palmer)
Award Date 
1/2019
Grant Amount 
$1,625,000
Purpose 
To support Megan Palmer's research at the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Grant Investigator: Claire Zabel

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a gift of $1,625,000 over three years to Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) to support Megan Palmer’s work on biosecurity. Dr. Palmer’s research is focused on developing ways to improve governance of biological science and to reduce the risk of misuse of advanced biotechnology. This funding is intended to allow Dr. Palmer to continue and extend a study on the attitudes of participants in International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM), to better understand how institutional environments, safety practices or competition incentives might motivate young scientists and engineers.

This is a renewal of our October 2016 support and falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.