(Crossposted to LessWrong, feel free to comment or ask questions on either post)
The Long-Term Future Fund doing another round of grants in mid-February (currently ~$400k), and are open to applications until February 7th. You can apply here.
(Excerpt from the application:)
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.
You can find more details on the kind of project we are likely to fund on the fund page: 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.