Oxford University — Animal Welfare Research


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a gift of $41,800 to Oxford University to support research on animal welfare. The work will be led by Michael Bonsall, Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Department of Zoology. This funding will support a one-day academic workshop on wild animal welfare as well as pilot research seeking to analyze existing ecological data for information about the welfare of members of various species.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Oxford University — D.Phil Support for Andrew Snyder-Beattie

Grant Investigator: Claire Zabel

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a gift of £20,000 ($26,086 at time of conversion) to the University of Oxford to support the research of the Mathematical Ecology Research Group and the research costs of Andrew Snyder-Beattie, who recently served as Director of Research at the Future of Humanity Institute and a member of FHI’s Biotechnology Research Team.

This falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

Oxford University — Research on the Global Politics of AI

 

Grant investigator: Nick Beckstead

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a gift of £323,646 ($429,769.52 at the time of conversion) to Oxford University to support research on the global politics of advanced artificial intelligence. The work will be led by Professor Allan Dafoe at the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford, United Kingdom. The Open Philanthropy Project recommended additional funds to support this work in 2017, while Professor Dafoe was at Yale.

This funding falls within our focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.