Field-building refers to influencing existing fields of research or advocacy or developing new ones, through advocacy, creating organisations,  or funding people to work in the field.

Examples of field-building activities include scholarships and teaching buyouts (e.g. Forethought Foundation, several grantmakers); Charity Entrepreneurships Incubation Program;[1] Future of Humanity Institutes Research Scholars Programme;[2] and conferences (such as Effective Altruism Global).

Further reading

Muehlhauser, Luke (2017) Some case studies in early field growth, Open Philanthropy, August....

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