Future of Humanity Institute — New DPhil Positions

Organization Name 
Award Date 
2/2020
Grant Amount 
$252,631
Purpose 
To support new DPhil positions.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Committee for Effective Altruism Support

This page was reviewed but not written by members of the committee. Future of Humanity Institute staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $252,631 to the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), a multidisciplinary research institute working on global catastrophic risks at the University of Oxford, to support new DPhil positions. This grant follows our July 2018 support, which was intended to support work on risks from advanced artificial intelligence, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and macrostrategy.

While we see the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what we’ve presented in past writeups on the matter, our ultimate grant figure was set by the aggregated judgments of our committee reviewing the grant proposal.