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We do not have any donee information for the donee Study and Training Related to AI Policy Careers in our system.
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Open Philanthropy (filter this donee)||594,420.00||594,420.00|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 1)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Open Philanthropy||594,420.00||1||AI safety/talent pipeline||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/study-and-training-related-to-ai-policy-careers||Luke Muehlhauser||Donation process: This is a scholarship program run by Open Philanthropy. Applications were sought at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/funding-AI-policy-careers with the last date for applications being 2019-10-15.
Intended use of funds (category): Living expenses during research project
Intended use of funds: Grant is "flexible support to enable individuals to pursue and explore careers in artificial intelligence policy." Recipients include Emefa Agawu, Karson Elmgren, Matthew Gentzel, Becca Kagan, and Benjamin Mueller. The ways that specific recipients intend to use the funds is not described, but https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/funding-AI-policy-careers#examples gives general guidance on the kinds of uses Open Philanthropy was expecting to see when it opened applications.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/funding-AI-policy-careers#goal says: "The goal of this program is to provide flexible support that empowers exceptional people who are interested in positively affecting the long-run effects of transformative AI via careers in AI policy, which we see as an important and neglected issue." https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/funding-AI-policy-careers#appendix provides links to Open Philanthropy's other writing on the importance of the issue.
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/funding-AI-policy-careers#summary says: "There is neither a maximum nor a minimum number of applications we intend to fund; rather, we intend to fund the applications that seem highly promising to us."
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing is likely determined by the time taken to review all applications after the close of applications on 2019-10-15.
Donor retrospective of the donation: As of early 2022, there do not appear to have been further rounds of grantmaking from Open Philanthropy for this purpose.
Other notes: Open Philanthropy runs a related fellowship program called the Open Phil AI Fellowship, that has an annual cadence of announcing new grants, though individual grants are often multi-year. The Open Phil AI Fellowship grantees are mostly people working on technical AI safety, whereas this grant is focused on AI policy work. Moreover, the Open Phil AI Fellowship targets graduate-level research,, whereas this grant targets study and training.