EA Angel Group: Grant Application
Fill out this application to request a grant from the EA Angel Group.
The Project Lead(s)
If you have links to a resume/CV, LinkedIn, or other resources about yourself (or other team members), please provide them here.
What skills or previous experiences make you, the project lead(s), suited to executing this project?
The high-level project that the lead(s) is/are working on. This will often be more long term than the breadth of the requested grant.
Please provide a link to a pitch deck, written plan, or other resources about your proposal if you have them.
What cause area(s) is your proposal addressing?
Developing World Health and Economic Development (ex. extreme poverty, open borders, ethical trade practices)
Developed World Health and Economic Development (ex. health policy, reducing lead, open source software)
Animal Welfare (ex. corporate campaigns for animal welfare, promoting plant-based diets, wild animal suffering)
AI Risks (ex. strategic research, forecasting, technical work)
Non-AI Existential / Catastrophic Future Risks (ex. general risk research, biosecurity, nuclear)
Improving Policy (ex. criminal justice reform, animal rights, party politics)
Improving Research, Decisions, and Values (ex. cause prioritization/global priorities research, improving scientific research, promoting peace and reduced international conflict)
Specific Scientific Research (ex. anti-aging, positive psychology, clean meat)
Meta (ex. charity evaluation, movement building, fundraising for effective charities)
Idea (you have an idea for a proposal or are exploring concepts, ex. it's 1999 and you have an idea to create an online shoe marketplace)
Research and Validation (you have an idea and are validating the usefulness of the idea and your ability to execute, ex. you set up a simple website that appears to let people order shoes to test if people are willing to order shoes on the internet)
Development (you have achieved a degree of validation and are executing the proposal, ex. you decide people are willing to order shoes online and are building an online shoe marketplace to meet demand)
Launch (your proposal has reached a stage where it is creating at least some positive value in the world, ex. you create an online shoe marketplace called Zappos and at least several people are using the website)
Growth (your proposal has gained considerable interest and is increasing the positive value it is creating, ex. your Zappos shoe website is gaining more visitors/growing revenue month after month)
Established (your proposal has a certain degree of legitimacy and is clearly providing positive value to the world, ex. your Zappos shoe website has over $1 million in annual revenue)
Please give a brief description of your proposal (3-5 sentences). Include relevant progress and team contributions if applicable.
How much funding have you raised so far, if any (approx. USD)?
Information specific to the grant and what the grant is for.
Please provide a title for your proposal. This should reflect specifically what the grant is for. For example, "Zappos Shoes: New Warehouse Expenses"
How much funding are you looking for (approx. USD)?
What do you want to achieve with the grant and why (1-2 sentences)?
Suppose that you receive the grant and are successful in achieving the goal(s). How does that future differ from today? What's the timeline / how long has it been? For example, "I have worked in retail and clothes manufacturing for 6 years, primarily in shoes. Within 6 months, I will have signed a contract with a manufacturer to start making our shoes. Within 12 months, we will have our online store pulling in $2k monthly revenue."
Why should others give money to fund your proposal instead of a similar charity or top EA charity?
Limit sharing of proposal?
The EA Angel Group may share your grant proposal details with other grantmakers in the EA community to consider you for funding. If you do not want this, please provide a short explanation.
If you were referred by an angel, please provide their name here.
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
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