EA Long Term Future Fund Application
Use this form to apply for a grant from the EA Funds Long Term Future Fund (
We are particularly interested in small teams and individuals that are trying to get projects off the ground, or that need less money than existing grant-making institutions are likely to give out (i.e. less than ~$100k, but more than $10k). Here are a few examples of project types that we're open to funding an individual or group for (note that this list is not exhaustive):
+ To spend a few months (perhaps during the summer) to research an open problem in AI alignment or AI strategy and produce a few blog posts or videos on their ideas
+ To spend a few months building a web app with the potential to solve an operations bottleneck at x-risk organisations
+ To spend a few months up-skilling in a field to prepare for future work (e.g. microeconomics, functional programming, etc).
+ To spend a year testing an idea that has the potential to be built into an org.
We are also interested in applications for larger projects, or potential future long-term organizations that require more than $100k of funding.
You can find more details on the kind of project we are likely to fund on the fund page (in particular I recommend reading our past recommendation writeups):
If we don’t feel that we have enough information but we think your project sounds promising we may be in touch for more information.
By default, we will share the information in this form with our advisors and other people we are working with. If you have confidential information to share, please enter it into the form-field dedicated to confidential information.
The current application round ends October 11, 2019
Future rounds, very rough schedule:
+ Starts Q1 2020, Ends end of Q1 to Q2 2020
+ Starts Q2 2020, Ends end of Q2 to Q3 2020
What is your name?
For what purpose would you like to request grant money?
Cover at least these three things: (1) Concretely, what you'd like to do (2) What impact you hope doing this will have on the long-term future of humanity, and (3) How you propose measuring the impact you hope to have. (3000 characters limit)
What track record do you have in running projects of this kind?
Give us an outline of what previous projects you've spent time on that would help us understand your ability to execute this project successfully. Examples might include: research you've done, teams you've managed, products you've built, or past jobs that you’ve held. (3000 characters limit)
Do you have any good references that could give endorsements for your skills?
References are not required to get funding but can save us a lot of time in evaluating projects. References to people we are likely to know are particularly useful, followed by people who themselves have a strong record of doing the kind of project you are requesting funding for
How much funding are you requesting?
Feel free to give a range of values or specify multiple scenarios. Please specify the currency your request is denominated in. Also give us a rough breakdown of how you plan to use the money (e.g. "80% on salary, 20% on software and other expenses" or "30% on salary, 70% on plane tickets for attendees" or “6 months salary for me and a friend"). (3000 characters limit)
How would you describe your project in one sentence?
Do you have any confidential information you want to share with us?
Write here any especially confidential information you want to share with us (that we shouldn't share beyond the fund managers and our official advisors)
What would happen if we were to not fund your request?
Are you seeking out funding from any other funders and how likely do you think is that funding to come through? Would your project still be able to go ahead if we were to not provide funding for it?
Anything else you would like us to know about?
If your request is time-sensitive, please indicate that in this section
Are you comfortable with us forwarding your application to other interested funders?
Forward my application to the EA Meta fund (
Forward my application to other potentially interested funders
Do not forward my application to other funders
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