A request for proposal (RFP) is a written statement in which an organization solicits, usually through a bidding process, proposals from prospective suppliers by specifying the good or service that it intends to purchase.

RFPs have been contrasted with consultancies as two alternative models for how organizations in the effective altruism community can fund external projects.[1]

Further reading

Open Philanthropy (2017) April 2017 update on grant to the Future of Life Institute for Artificial Intelligence RFP, Open Philanthropy, April.

Open Philanthropy (2017) Scientific research grants from the 2016 NIH Transformative Research Award RFP, Open Philanthropy, October.

Open Philanthropy (2020) Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research — farm animal welfare research (2020), Open Philanthropy, April.

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    Muehlhauser, Luke (2021) EA needs consultancies, Effective Altruism Forum, June 28.