Where might I direct promising-to-me researchers to apply for alignment jobs/grants?
post by abramdemski
This is a question post.
It sometimes happens that people who I've talked to or worked with ask me where they should go for financial support for their research. I haven't developed a standard list of answers to this question. It seems to me like there are a lot of new orgs recently, and I'm losing track!
If you are looking for such applicants or know someone who is looking, consider replying as an answer (or sending me a PM if that makes more sense for whatever reason).
answer by LawrenceC
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The main funders are LTFF, SFF/Lightspeed/other S-process stuff from Jaan Tallinn, and Open Phil. LTFF is the main one that solicits independent researcher grant applications.
There's a lot of orgs, off the top of my head, there's Anthropic/OpenAI/GDM as the scaling labs with decent-sized alignment teams, and then there's a bunch of smaller/independent orgs:
- Alignment Research Center
- Apollo Research
- Redwood Research
And there's always academia.
(I'm sure I'm missing a few though!)
(EDIT: added in RR and CLR)
answer by Chipmonk
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Very surprised that you don't have a regranting budget! I don't know which funder I would expect to do that, but I would've expected this to be more common.
I guess Jan Tallinn does this, and Manifund does this. Hmm.
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