Grants Database

This page lists all organization grants and individual grants that BERI has disbursed. The date listed with each grant is the date the grant was paid. Note that for some grants, payments were sent (or will be sent) in multiple disbursements (and some disbursements depend on meeting pre-specified benchmarks), thus the individual or organization may not have received the entire amount listed on the date listed.
Grantee Category Amount Date Purpose
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Organization $100,000 9/13/2017 Unrestricted
Future of Life Institute Organization $100,000 10/27/2017 Unrestricted
Future of Life Institute Organization $50,000 10/27/2017 Unrestricted
Institute for Philosophical Research Organization $25,000 12/15/2017 Unrestricted
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Organization $20,000 12/18/2017 Restricted - "for the support of the 2018 conference on AI, Ethics, and Society"
Center for Applied Rationality Organization $100,000 12/27/2017 Unrestricted
Miles Brundage Individual $32,500 1/2/2018 Academic Research Award
Global Catastrophic Risks Institute (via Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs) Organization $25,000 1/24/2018 Unrestricted
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Organization $100,000 12/28/2017 Unrestricted
Center for Applied Rationality Organization $800,000 1/26/2018 Unrestricted
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk via Cambridge in America Organization $200,000 4/6/2018 Unrestricted
LessWrong 2.0 (via the Center for Applied Rationality) Organization $100,000 2/8/2018 Restricted - "for the support of activities to develop and improve the website LessWrong 2.0"
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Organization $5,000 3/30/2018 Restricted - "for the support of the 2018 AAAI Spring Symposium on AI and Society: Ethics, Safety and Trustworthiness in Intelligent Agents."
Future of Life Institute Organization $300,000 4/10/2018 Unrestricted
Theiss Organization $50,000 7/12/2018 Restricted - "support research intended to reduce existential risk"
Center for Applied Rationality Organization $300,000 7/24/2017 Unrestricted
UC Berkeley Foundation Organization $400,000 7/24/2018 Unrestricted
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (via Cambridge in America) Organization $10,000 10/2/2018 Unrestricted
LessWrong 2.0 (via the Center for Applied Rationality) Organization $150,000 9/4/2018 Restricted - "for the support of activities to develop and improve the website LessWrong 2.0"
Institute for Philosophical Research Organization $50,000 9/7/2018 Unrestricted
Roxanne Heston Individual - PG1 $49,532 10/2/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Roxanne will work on a variety of AI policy projects in Washington, D.C.
(Aiken) Sebastian Farquhar Individual - PG1 $12,000 10/31/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Sebastian will attend conferences and purchase compute for experiments related to his PhD research on uncertainty modeling in neural networks.
Baeo Maltinsky Individual - PG1 $55,000 10/2/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Baeo will further his research on AI and technology trends.
Sarah D Spikes Individual - PG1 $24,000 10/23/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Sarah will implement improvements in support of the Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub (REACH).
David Manheim Individual - PG1 $25,000 9/26/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. David will research aspects of Goodhart’s law, focusing on multi-agent dynamics.
Markus Stoor (via EA Sweden) Organization (facilitating a PG1 project) $4,000 10/18/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Effective Altruism Sweden will support Markus Stoor’s project to coordinate two follow-up lunch-to-lunch meetings in Sweden for x-risk-focused individuals.
Stephanie Zolayvar Individual - PG1 $100,000 10/9/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Stephanie will train herself in circling and host circles for people who are promising contributors to reducing x-risk.
Jessica Taylor Individual - PG1 $10,000 10/10/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Jessica will work on her research in AI alignment and other areas.
Luca Rade Individual - PG1 $20,400 9/24/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Luca will research the implications of coarse-graining by an agent in a complex environment for AI alignment.
Ben Goldhaber Individual - PG1 $150,000 10/10/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. The grant will support his project (co-lead by Jacob Lagerros) to bring x-risk-relevant questions to popular prediction platforms.
Justin Shovelain Individual - PG1 $100,000 10/24/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Justin will lead and develop “Convergence Analysis”, a new group focused on x-risk strategy research.
Zoe Cremer Individual - PG1 $25,200 10/2/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. The grant will support Zoe as a visiting fellow at CFI, where she will research disagreements about the amount and kind of structure required for AGI
Colleen McKenzie Individual - PG1 $51,000 10/2/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. The grant will support Colleen's research on AI timelines and the processes that produce technical and scientific progress.
Jordan Alexander Individual - PG1 $1,900 9/24/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Jordan will host several meetings at Stanford EA and the Stanford Transhumanist Association.
Jamison Bryce Hidysmith Individual - PG1 $20,500 9/24/2018 Restricted to Project Grant activities. Bryce will analyze global risks from technology through a geopolitical lens.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Organization $20,000 10/15/2018 Restricted - "for the support of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society conference."