Rethink Priorities — Moral Patienthood and Moral Weight Research

Organization Name 
Award Date 
3/2021
Grant Amount 
$315,500
Purpose 
To support research related to moral patienthood and moral weight.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Luke Muehlhauser and Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Rethink Priorities staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $315,500 over two years to Rethink Priorities to support research related to moral patienthood and moral weight. We believe the research outputs may help us compare future opportunities within farm animal welfare, prioritize across causes, and update our assumptions informing our worldview diversification work.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.