The Open Philanthropy Project has a funding opportunity for researchers from the following disciplines: chemistry, chemical engineering, biophysics, epidemiology; computational biology; bioengineering, molecular biology and other life sciences; infectious disease; animal health; ecology; biosecurity; weapons of mass destruction security; disaster management, risk assessment; and any other relevant disciplines. We are looking for creative applications of biomimicry.
They are interested in promoting exploratory research into novel or atypical biological processes that have the potential for application in human medicine or the design of new tools or materials. The objective is to identify proposals that demonstrate significant innovative potential. Our aim is to encourage exploration of biological processes, mechanisms, and components that may provide new insights or experimental tools of broad utility.
Promising projects will be funded at up to $150,000, with the potential for future funding.