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Early-Career Funding for Global Catastrophic Biological Risks — Scholarship Support (2021)

Award Date 
Grant Amount 
To support work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks.

Grant investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Scholarship recipients also reviewed the page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a total of approximately $2,260,869 in flexible support to enable early-career people to pursue work and study related to global catastrophic biological risks. We sought the majority of applications for this funding here. Recipients include:

  • Noga Aharony, PhD program in systems biology at Columbia University
  • Yemisi Ajumobi, doctorate program in health security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Gabrielle Aldern, master’s program in public health microbiology and emerging infectious diseases at George Washington University
  • Salvador Buse, PhD program in synthetic biology at the California Institute of Technology
  • Gurpreet Dhaliwal, PhD program in biology at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • George Green, master’s program in biodefense at George Mason University
  • Simon Grimm, internship at the Biological Weapons Convention
  • Maria Gutierrez, PhD program in mathematical biology at University of Cambridge
  • John O’Brien, PhD program in zoology at the University of Oxford
  • Jonas Sandbrink, PhD program at the University of Oxford
  • Zachary Shaw, JD program at the Georgetown University Law Center
  • Gavin Taylor, research on the use of electromagnetic radiation as a targeted antiviral
  • Ryan Jin Chuan Teo, master’s and PhD programs at the University of Warwick
  • Nicole Teran, self-study and internship rotations
  • Lane Warmbrod, PhD program in public health genetics at the University of Washington

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