Center for Security and Emerging Technology — Biosecurity Research Project

Award Date 
8/2021
Grant Amount 
$3,330,000
Purpose 
To support a project investigating the extent and risks of dual-use research in the biosciences.

Grant investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,330,000 over three years to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, via Georgetown University, to support a project investigating the extent and risks of dual-use research in the biosciences. The hope is that the results of this project will better inform policymakers and other stakeholders of the security implications of such research.

This falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness and follows our August 2021 support for CSET, which we recommended as part of our interest in potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.