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).

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Lawrence Chan


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
  • CAIS
  • CLR
  • Conjecture
  • FAR
  • Orthogonal
  • Redwood Research

And there's always academia.

(I'm sure I'm missing a few though!)

(EDIT: added in RR and CLR)

Redwood Research?

1Lawrence Chan
I don't think they're hiring, but added.