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Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks — Scholarship Support (2019-2020)

Award Date 
Grant Amount 
To support work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks.

Grant investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Scholarship recipients also reviewed the page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a total of approximately $1,402,330 in flexible support to enable early-career people to pursue work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks. We sought the majority of applications for this funding here. Recipients include:

  • Janvi Ahuja, Biological Weapons Convention, the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs, and the University of Oxford
  • Richard Armitage, University of Nottingham
  • Sam Chorlton, surveillance systems project
  • Arielle D’Souza, University of Oxford
  • Edward Elliot, Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
  • Dana Gretton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Toby McMaster, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Darius Meißner, Biological Weapons Convention and the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs
  • Alexander Norman, University of Oxford
  • Joseph O’Neill, synthetic biology project
  • Phil Palmer, University of Cambridge
  • Amanda Rojek, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Sophie Rose, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jacob Swett, University of Oxford
  • James Wagstaff, chemistry research
  • Brian Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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