This fellowship provides funding for individuals (both students and non-students), who want to work part or full-time directing or supporting university student groups focused on topics relevant to improving the long-term future, including effective altruism, longtermism, rationality, or specific cause areas. Individuals are eligible for funding at any college or university and may apply without a particular university in mind.
You can find more of our thinking on this program — including why we’re running the program, details on the program’s scope, and how we’re thinking about evaluating organizers — in this post and comment section on the Effective Altruism Forum.
- Funding starting in the following ranges for full-time organizers, pro-rated for part-time organizers:
- In the US: $45,000 – $80,000 per year for undergraduates, and $60,000 – $95,000 per year for non-undergraduates (including those no longer at university).
- In the UK: £31,800 – £47,800 per year for undergraduates, and £35,800 – £55,900 per year for non-undergraduates.
- Funding amounts in other countries will be set according to cost-of-living and other location-specific factors. Exact funding amounts will depend on a number of factors, including city-specific cost-of-living, role, track record, and university.
- Dedicated funding for group expenses, commonly ranging from $5,000 to $100,000+ per year, depending on the group’s funding needs.
- (For organizers working 15 hours per week or more:) $3,000 per year to spend on personal productivity improvements and travel to relevant conferences and workshops. We may adjust this number for locations outside of the US and UK.
Fellows working full-time in the US will additionally receive a $14,050 annual health insurance stipend.
Apply here for the university organizer fellowship. If you would like to request additional funding for your group without applying for the fellowship, please fill out this shorter form.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
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