The Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) is now accepting applications from university-affiliated groups and individuals interested in receiving our support.

Winning applicants would be eligible for free services from BERI, like purchasing equipment, food, and software, maintaining an Uber account for easy travel, and hiring experts for research support; see How does BERI help our collaborators? for more info on that. If you’re a member of a research group, or an individual researcher, working on long-termist projects, I encourage you to apply. If you know anyone who might be interested, please share this with them!

BERI is a public charity whose mission is to improve human civilization’s long-term prospects for survival and flourishing. We’ve been working with university groups since 2017, and have provided over $2 million of administrative and operational support on long-termist projects with groups at UC Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, and elsewhere.

Applications are due June 20th. For more information on what we do for our collaborators, see our FAQ.

If you have any questions, please comment below or send an email to




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BERI is doing an awesome service for university-affiliated groups, I hope more will take advantage of it!

+1; BERI have been a brilliant support. Strongly recommend applying!

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