Global Priorities Institute — General Support (2021)

Global Priorities Institute (GPI) team at the University of Oxford. (Photo courtesy of GPI.)

Grant investigator: Nick Beckstead

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £2,391,333 ($3,333,997 at the time of conversion) over four years 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.

This follows our April 2020 support and falls under our work aimed at growing the community of people doing research on humanity’s long-run future.

Global Priorities Institute — General Support (2020)

Global Priorities Institute (GPI) team at the University of Oxford. (Photo courtesy of GPI.)

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.

Global Priorities Institute — General Support

Grant investigator: Nick Beckstead

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £2,410,953 over five years (estimated at $3,112,969 depending upon currency conversion rates at the time of annual installments) to the Global Priorities Institute (GPI), via Americans for 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: to hire three early-career, non-tenured research fellows with expertise in philosophy or economics, as well as two operations staff; to secure a larger office space to accommodate them; to host visiting researchers; and to hold seminars which address global priorities research topics.

This grant falls within our interest in supporting effective altruism.

Update: In August 2019 we supplemented our initial support for this work. The “grant amount” above has been updated to reflect this.