Field building refers to influencing existing
academic disciplines or fields or developing new ones, through advocacy, creating organisations, or funding academics to work in the field.
is the development of new or the influencing of existing academic disciplines or fields through advocacy, the creation of new organisations, or the funding academics to work in this field.
Examples include scholarships and teaching buyouts (e.g. Forethought Foundation, several grantmakers); Charity Entrepreneurship’s Incubation Program (Charity Entrepreneurship 2021); Future of Humanity Institute’s Research Scholars Programme (Hadshar 2020); and conferences (such as Effective Altruism Global).