Council on Strategic Risks — Biological Weapons Prevention (November 2020)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
11/2020
Grant Amount 
$780,000
Purpose 
To support policy research and mentorship activities aimed at preventing the development of biological weapons.

Grant investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $780,000 over two years to the Council on Strategic Risks to support policy research and mentorship activities aimed at preventing the development of biological weapons and responding to the threat of bioweapons programs. The Council on Strategic Risks will use this funding to expand its fellowship program, conduct research and workshops related to reducing the risks from biological weapons, and develop a new policy program.

This follows our March 2020 support and falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.