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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Australian National University in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 29 100,000 254,989 1,000 6,750 20,790 43,686 55,554 100,000 150,000 250,000 300,000 664,032 2,095,748
FIXME 21 55,554 283,984 1,000 6,750 18,499 22,849 43,686 55,554 136,032 200,000 600,000 664,032 2,095,748
Past Programs 6 150,000 182,500 45,000 45,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 300,000 300,000
Natural Sciences 1 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
AI safety 1 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000 276,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Australian National University

Donor Total 2018 2013 2012 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1995 1994 1993 1989
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 5,117,580.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,095,748.00 152,052.00 801,586.00 1,024,010.00 22,590.00 777,675.00 243,919.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,095,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 45,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 846,087.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 46,087.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute (filter this donee) 276,000.00 276,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Templeton Foundation (filter this donee) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 7,394,667.00 276,000.00 200,000.00 60,000.00 600,000.00 2,095,748.00 152,052.00 801,586.00 1,024,010.00 172,590.00 777,675.00 243,919.00 46,087.00 100,000.00 300,000.00 45,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
2018 AI Alignment Literature Review and Charity Comparison2018-12-17Ben Hoskin Effective Altruism ForumBen Hoskin Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Global Priorities Institute Australian National University Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Ought AI Impacts OpenAI Effective Altruism Foundation Foundational Research Institute Median Group Convergence Analysis Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyCross-posted to LessWrong at https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/a72owS5hz3acBK5xc/2018-ai-alignment-literature-review-and-charity-comparison This is the third post in a tradition of annual blog posts on the state of AI safety and the work of various organizations in the space over the course of the year; the previous two blog posts are at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/nSot23sAjoZRgaEwa/2016-ai-risk-literature-review-and-charity-comparison and https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/XKwiEpWRdfWo7jy7f/2017-ai-safety-literature-review-and-charity-comparison The post has a "methodological considerations" section that discusses how the author views track records, politics, openness, the research flywheel, near vs far safety research, other existential risks, financial reserves, donation matching, poor quality research, and the Bay Area. The number of organizations reviewed is also larger than in previous years. Excerpts from the conclusion: "Despite having donated to MIRI consistently for many years as a result of their highly non-replaceable and groundbreaking work in the field, I cannot in good faith do so this year given their lack of disclosure. [...] This is the first year I have attempted to review CHAI in detail and I have been impressed with the quality and volume of their work. I also think they have more room for funding than FHI. As such I will be donating some money to CHAI this year. [...] As such I will be donating some money to GCRI again this year. [...] As such I do not plan to donate to AI Impacts this year, but if they are able to scale effectively I might well do so in 2019. [...] I also plan to start making donations to individual researchers, on a retrospective basis, for doing useful work. [...] This would be somewhat similar to Impact Certificates, while hopefully avoiding some of their issues.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (29 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 29)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Future of Life Institute276,000.0072018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Hutter-- A project grant. Project title: Marcus Hutter. Earmark: Marcus Hutter.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00112013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To assess the competitive and cooperative processes of America’s Asian allies (over two years). Affected countries: Australia; affected cities: Canberra.
John Templeton Foundation60,000.00172012Natural Scienceshttps://templeton.org/grants/grant-database-- For project Human Knowledge Compression Contest; Project leaders: Marcus Hutter. Affected regions: Oceania; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0052008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support policy research on how the United States, its treaty allies and other selected states could integrate their bilateral diplomatic, economic and strategic interaction with multilateral institutions (over three years). Affected countries: Australia; affected cities: Canberra.
Wellcome Trust2,095,748.0012007-03-31FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Immunity and Infection Genomics Consortium. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust6,750.00262006-09-20FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Reducing deaths from pesticide poisoning -establishing a regional toxicology research centre. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust6,750.00262006-07-19FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Thai health-risk transistion: Anational cohort study. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust138,552.00132006-07-01FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Abortion in Iran: causes, consequences and policy implications. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust55,554.00182004-02-19FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- A programme of ENU mutagenesis to identify the pathways governing lymphocyte responses to antigen - supplement to continue Phase 1 and 2 for Year 4. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust136,032.00142004-02-18FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- The health and social consequences of very low fertility and early cessation of childbearing: the case of Iran. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust610,000.0042004-01-20FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Thai health-risk transition: A national cohort study. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust950,000.0022003-12-31FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Reducing deaths from pesticide poisoning - establishing a regional toxicology research centre. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust74,010.00162003-06-24FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Health and Mortality Transition in Shanghai 1950-2000. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust20,790.00242002-09-11FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Barriers to the use of antenatal care and safe delivery in Matlab, Bangladesh. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation150,000.00122002-06-21Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/australian-national-university/20200666/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Wellcome Trust1,800.00282002-03-13FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Maternal characteristics and timing of first intercourse among Filipino adolescent girls. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust1,000.00292001-08-08FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Obesity and manhood in France: an exploration of similarities and differences in the relationship between manhood and obesity in France, Britain and America. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust664,032.0032001-02-15FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- A programme of ENU mutagenesis to identify the pathways governing lymphocyte responses to antigen. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust18,499.00252001-01-24FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Maternal characteristics and timing of first intercourse among Filipo adolescent girls. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust27,609.00222001-01-24FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- An analysis of Zambia's censuses of population and housing: 1969-2000. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust22,849.00232001-01-24FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- The impact of the birth interval on childhood mortality in Zambia. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust43,686.00212001-01-23FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- Genes, T1-2 antibody responses and autoimmunity. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
Wellcome Trust243,919.00102000-10-17FIXMEhttps://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wellcome-grants-awarded-2000-2016.xlsx-- An integrated microarray system for the analysis of gene expression and mutation detection. Affected regions: International; affected countries: Australia.
MacArthur Foundation46,087.00191999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For "Feminist Analysis of International Dispute Resolution.". Affected countries: Australia; affected cities: Canberra.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation100,000.00151997-12-05Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/australian-national-university/49700630/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation300,000.0061995-12-18Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/australian-national-university/49500636/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation45,000.00201994-12-12Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/australian-national-university/49400878/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.0081993-03-15Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/australian-national-university/19300040/-- Program name: Past Programs.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation250,000.0081989-12-14Past Programshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/australian-national-university/48900218/-- Program name: Past Programs.