Grant Programs

“Emerging technologies have the potential to help life flourish like never before – or self-destruct.”

The Future of Life Institute is delighted to announce a $25M multi-year grant program aimed at tipping the balance toward flourishing, away from extinction. This is made possible by the generosity of cryptocurrency pioneer Vitalik Buterin and the Shiba Inu community.

COVID-19 showed that our civilisation is fragile, and can handle risk better when planning ahead. Our grants are for those who have taken these lessons to heart, wish to study the risks from ever more powerful technologies, and develop strategies for reducing them. The goal is to help humanity win the wisdom race: the race between the growing power of our technology and the wisdom with which we manage it.

We are excited to offer a range of grant opportunities within the areas of AI Existential Safety, Policy/Advocacy and Behavioural Science.

Our AI Existential Safety Program is launching first. Applications for PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships are being accepted in the fall of 2021.

More programs coming soon
Additional programs will be rolling out later. You can subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on twitter for updates!

PhD Fellowship

Individual applicants can apply.


Application deadline:
29th October 2021 11:59 PM (EDT)

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Individual applicants can apply.


Application deadline:
5th November 2021 11:59 PM (EDT)

AI Existential Safety Community

Individual applicants can apply.


Application deadline:
Rolling applications

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