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): https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future
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.
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