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You can browse and search the grants we’ve recommended below. Click through to read about the reasoning behind each grant and, in some cases, view progress updates.

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Grant Organization Name Focus Area Amount Datesort ascending
Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks — Scholarship Support (2019-2020) Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $987,243 7/2020
Harvard University — Biosecurity and Biosafety Harvard University Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $315,000 6/2020
Center for Population-Level Bioethics — General Support Center for Population-Level Bioethics Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $250,000 5/2020
Gryphon Scientific — Empirical Biosafety Research Gryphon Scientific Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $2,000,000 5/2020
1Day Sooner — General Support 1Day Sooner Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $500,000 5/2020
Nuclear Threat Initiative — Biosecurity Program Support (May 2020) Nuclear Threat Initiative Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $500,000 5/2020
Sea-Long Global Respiratory Systems — COVID-19 Ventilation Helmet Production Sea-Long Global Respiratory Systems Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $325,000 4/2020
iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security (2020) International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $940,000 4/2020
Brown Institute for Media Innovation — COVID-19 Rapid Micro-Grants Brown Institute for Media Innovation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $15,000 4/2020
University of Colorado — COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Experiments University of Colorado Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $250,000 4/2020
Against COVID-19 — COVID-19 Database Support Against COVID-19 Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $10,000 3/2020
Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security — General Support (March 2020) Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $2,400,000 3/2020
Good Judgment Inc. — COVID-19 Forecasting Good Judgment Inc. Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $62,000 3/2020
Center for Global Development — COVID-19 Local Response Guidelines Center for Global Development Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $250,000 3/2020
Council on Strategic Risks — Biological Weapons Prevention Council on Strategic Risks Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $410,000 3/2020
Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense — General Support Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $2,620,000 2/2020
Nuclear Threat Initiative — Biosecurity Program Support (February 2020) Nuclear Threat Initiative Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $7,000,045 2/2020
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Masters and PhD Program Support Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $1,860,000 2/2020
Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security — General Support (February 2020) Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $1,200,000 2/2020
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Biosecurity, Global Health Security, and Global Catastrophic Risks (2019) Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $19,500,000 9/2019
Altruistic Technology Labs — Work on Biological Risk Prevention Altruistic Technology Labs Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $440,525 5/2019
Center for International Security and Cooperation — Megan Palmer’s Biosecurity Research (2019) Center for International Security and Cooperation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $1,625,000 1/2019
Biosecure Ltd — Campaign Against Bioweapons Research Biosecure Ltd Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $25,000 12/2018
The University of Sydney — 2019 Global Health Security Conference University of Sydney Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $32,621 12/2018
iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security (2018) International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $420,000 11/2018
Nuclear Threat Initiative — Projects to Reduce Global Catastrophic Biological Risks Nuclear Threat Initiative Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $1,904,942 11/2018
Oxford University — D.Phil Support for Andrew Snyder-Beattie Oxford University Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $26,086 10/2018
Nuclear Threat Initiative — Global Health Security Index Nuclear Threat Initiative Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $3,556,773 7/2018
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — SynBioBeta 2018 Meeting Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $169,600 6/2018
Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks — Scholarship Support (2018) Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $570,000 5/2018
Center for Global Development — Pandemic Policy Project Led by Jeremy Konyndyk Center for Global Development Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $49,942 2/2018
Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security — General Support (2018) Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $44,627 2/2018
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense— General Support (2018) Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $2,588,162 1/2018
American Society for Microbiology — Biothreats Meeting American Society for Microbiology Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $43,149 12/2017
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — Chinese and Indian Perspectives on Biotech Security Risks Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $613,380 12/2017
InterAcademy Partnership — Side Event at the BWC Meeting of State Parties InterAcademy Partnership Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $14,605 11/2017
David Manheim — Research on Existential Risk from Infectious Disease David Manheim Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $65,308 11/2017
Nuclear Threat Initiative — Biosecurity Program Support Nuclear Threat Initiative Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $6,000,000 10/2017
Smithsonian Institution — Outbreak Exhibit Smithsonian Institution Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $300,000 7/2017
North Carolina State University — DIYbio Labs Project North Carolina State University Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $252,725 5/2017
Genspace — DIYbio Labs Project Genspace Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $454,025 5/2017
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — International Meeting on Governance of Dual-Use Research National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $452,545 5/2017
BioBricks Foundation — Biosecurity Activities at SB7.0 BioBricks Foundation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $152,950 4/2017
Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security — General Support (2017) Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $3,500,000 3/2017
Genspace — DIYbio and FBI Meeting Genspace Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $15,000 2/2017
Nuclear Threat Initiative — Planning Grant for Global Health Security Index Nuclear Threat Initiative Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $476,859 2/2017
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Biosecurity, Global Health Security, and Global Catastrophic Risks (2017) Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $16,000,000 1/2017
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — General Support (2017) Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $500,000 1/2017
Center for International Security and Cooperation — Megan Palmer's Biosecurity Research (2016) Center for International Security and Cooperation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $643,415 10/2016
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security — Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $2,744,000 10/2016
Future of Humanity Institute — Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness Future of Humanity Institute Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $115,652 9/2016
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — General Support (2016) Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $1,300,000 8/2016
iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security (2016) International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $520,000 5/2016
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness $300,000 4/2015