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You can browse and search the grants we’ve recommended below. Click through to read about the reasoning behind each grant and, in some cases, view progress updates.

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Grant Organization Name Focus Area Amount Datesort ascending
Center for a New American Security — AI and Security Projects Center for a New American Security Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $116,744 10/2020
Center for a New American Security — AI Governance Projects Center for a New American Security Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $24,350 10/2020
Center for International Security and Cooperation — AI Accident Risk and Technology Competition Center for International Security and Cooperation Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $67,000 9/2020
Rice, Hadley, Gates and Manuel LLC — AI Accident Risk and Technology Competition Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $25,000 9/2020
Center for Strategic and International Studies — AI Accident Risk and Technology Competition Center for Strategic and International Studies Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $75,245 9/2020
Wilson Center — AI Policy Seminar Series (June 2020) The Wilson Center Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $496,540 6/2020
Andrew Lohn — A Paper on Machine Learning Model Robustness Andrew Lohn Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $15,000 6/2020
Centre for the Governance of AI — General Support Centre for the Governance of AI Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $450,000 5/2020
Open Phil AI Fellowship — 2020 Class Open Phil AI Fellowship Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $2,300,000 5/2020
World Economic Forum — Global AI Council Workshop World Economic Forum Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $50,000 4/2020
Johns Hopkins University — Support for Jared Kaplan and Brice Ménard Johns Hopkins University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $55,000 3/2020
Study and Training Related to AI Policy Careers — Scholarship Support Study and Training Related to AI Policy Careers Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 3/2020
WestExec — Report on Assurance in Machine Learning Systems WestExec Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $390,000 2/2020
Wilson Center — AI Policy Seminar Series (February 2020) The Wilson Center Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $368,440 2/2020
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support (2020) Machine Intelligence Research Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $7,703,750 2/2020
Stanford University — AI Safety Seminar Stanford University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $6,500 1/2020
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative — General Support Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $150,000 1/2020
RAND Corporation — Research on the State of AI Assurance Methods The RAND Corporation Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $30,751 1/2020
Press Shop — Support for Human Compatible Press Shop Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $17,000 1/2020
Ought — General Support (2020) Ought Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,593,333 1/2020
UC Berkeley — AI Safety Research (2019) UC Berkeley Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,111,000 12/2019
Ought — General Support (2019) Ought Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,000,000 11/2019
UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Compatible AI (2019) UC Berkeley Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $200,000 11/2019
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative — CHAI Collaboration (2019) Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $705,000 11/2019
Open Phil AI Fellowship — 2019 Class Open Phil AI Fellowship Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $2,325,000 5/2019
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support (2019) Machine Intelligence Research Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $2,652,500 2/2019
Georgetown University — Center for Security and Emerging Technology Georgetown University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $55,000,000 1/2019
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative — CHAI ML Engineers Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $250,000 1/2019
Daniel Kang, Jacob Steinhardt, Yi Sun, and Alex Zhai — Study of the Robustness of Machine Learning Models Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $2,351 11/2018
UC Berkeley — AI safety research (2018) UC Berkeley Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,145,000 11/2018
GoalsRL — Workshop on Goal Specifications for Reinforcement Learning GoalsRL Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $7,500 8/2018
Stanford University — Machine Learning Security Research Led by Dan Boneh and Florian Tramer Stanford University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $100,000 7/2018
Wilson Center — AI Policy Seminar Series The Wilson Center Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $400,000 7/2018
Oxford University — Research on the Global Politics of AI Oxford University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $429,770 7/2018
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — AI Safety Retraining Program Machine Intelligence Research Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $150,000 6/2018
AI Impacts — General Support (2018) AI Impacts Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $100,000 6/2018
Open Phil AI Fellowship — 2018 Class Open Phil AI Fellowship Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,135,000 5/2018
Ought — General Support (2018) Ought Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $525,000 5/2018
Stanford University — NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning Security Stanford University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $6,771 4/2018
AI Scholarships — Scholarship Support (2018) AI Scholarships Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $159,000 2/2018
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support (2017) Machine Intelligence Research Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $3,750,000 10/2017
UC Berkeley — AI Safety Research UC Berkeley Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,450,016 10/2017
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative — Core Support and CHAI Collaboration Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $403,890 7/2017
Yale University — Research on the Global Politics of AI Yale University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $299,320 7/2017
Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms — AI Safety Research Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $2,400,000 7/2017
UCLA School of Law — AI Governance UCLA School of Law Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,536,222 5/2017
Stanford University — Support for Percy Liang Stanford University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,337,600 5/2017
OpenAI — General Support OpenAI Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $30,000,000 3/2017
Distill Prize for Clarity in Machine Learning — General Support Distill Prize for Clarity in Machine Learning Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $25,000 3/2017
Stanford University — Percy Liang Planning Grant Stanford University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $25,000 3/2017
Future of Humanity Institute — General Support Future of Humanity Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,995,425 3/2017
AI Impacts — General Support (2016) AI Impacts Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $32,000 12/2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation — Artificial Intelligence Scenarios and Social Impacts Electronic Frontier Foundation Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $199,000 11/2016
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support (2016) Machine Intelligence Research Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $500,000 8/2016
UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Compatible AI (2016) UC Berkeley Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $5,555,550 8/2016
George Mason University — Research into Future Artificial Intelligence Scenarios George Mason University Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $277,435 6/2016
Future of Life Institute — Artificial Intelligence Risk Reduction Future of Life Institute Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence $1,186,000 8/2015