Council on Strategic Risks — Biological Weapons Prevention

Andy Weber giving a speech, presenting a photo of him showing then-Senator Barack Obama a vial of bacillus anthracis in Kiev. (Photo courtesy of the Council on Strategic Risks.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
3/2020
Grant Amount 
$350,000
Purpose 
To support mentorship and idea generation aimed at preventing the development of biological weapons.

Grant investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Council on Strategic Risks staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $350,000 to the Council on Strategic Risks to support mentorship and idea generation aimed at preventing the development of biological weapons. The Council on Strategic Risks will use this funding to recruit fellows and conduct research and workshops related to reducing the risks from biological weapons.

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