The Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) is once again accepting applications from university-affiliated research groups and individual academics interested in receiving our support. Applications are due August 31st.

Selected applicants will be eligible for free support and services from BERI that would be difficult or impossible to obtain through normal university channels. Common examples include purchasing equipment, software, and food, accessing an Uber account for easy travel, and hiring experts for research support; see How does BERI help our collaborators? for more information. If you’re an academic doing research that aligns with BERI’s mission, we encourage you to apply. If you know someone who might be interested, please share this with them!

BERI is a public charity whose mission is to improve human civilization’s long-term prospects for survival and flourishing. We’ve been working with university research groups since 2017, and have provided over $6 million of administrative and operational support on a variety of projects at UC Berkeley, Oxford, Stanford, MIT, and more.

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