I'm a high-school student considering research careers. Academic research is an important field in most cause areas of EA. But there are some obstacles to being a researcher/professor: You may not be able to go in a EA -related company. So we need to work with non-EAs. Due to the topics what EA wants to research is probably not what companies/government want you to research. It's like the basic research in biology is more neglected than the clinical research. EA research may seems less attractive to non-EAs. I have some worries on this: 1.It may be harder for EAs to get a professor job in academics, so as promoting. If you don't have enough money, it'll be a big pressure. 2.Is it hard to apply enough funds for the EA topics, such as: animal welfare, space governance, AI safety/sentience. People may not want to invest onto this. How do we overcome these obstacles?