Global Priorities Institute — General Support (2020)

Global Priorities Institute (GPI) team at the University of Oxford. (Photo courtesy of GPI.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
4/2020
Grant Amount 
$3,298,715
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Committee for Effective Altruism Support

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

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,298,715 to the Global Priorities Institute (GPI), via the University of Oxford, for general support. GPI is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Oxford that conducts foundational research to inform the decision-making of individuals and institutions seeking to do as much good as possible. GPI intends to use this funding to support global priorities research, specifically by hiring additional early-career, non-tenured research fellows with expertise in philosophy or economics.

This follows our February 2018 support. 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.