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Global Catastrophic Risks Scholarships — Scholarship Support (2019)

Organization Name 
Global Catastrophic Risks Scholarships
Award Date 
5/2019
Grant Amount 
$547,800
Purpose 
To provide support for living expenses, tuition, healthcare, and travel.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Claire Zabel

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Ethan Alley also reviewed this page prior to publication.

During 2019, the Open Philanthropy Project recommended a total of approximately $547,800 over four years in scholarship funds support to Ethan Alley to pursue a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.1 The funding is intended to be used for his tuition, fees, healthcare, and a living stipend during his degree program, and is part of an effort to support value-aligned and qualified early-career researchers interested in global catastrophic risks.

The grant amount was updated in January 2022 to reflect additional funding that Ethan received for self-study and pandemic preparedness projects.

  • 1. This is an estimate because of uncertainty around future year tuition costs, and there’s uncertainty about the number of years needed to complete the degree.