Apply now for the OpenAI in partnership with Eric Schmidt 2024. OpenAI in partnership with Eric Schmidt is launching $10M in grants to support technical research towards the alignment and safety of superhuman AI systems, including weak-to-strong generalization, interpretability, scalable oversight, and more.
Research Direction for OpenAI
With these grants, they are particularly interested in funding the following research directions:
- Weak-to-strong generalization: Humans will be weak supervisors relative to superhuman models. With models generalized from weak supervision, they can understand and control.
- Interpretability: How they can all understand model internals and how all use this to build an AI lie detector.
- Scalable oversight: How can all use AI systems to assist humans in evaluating the outputs of other AI systems on complex tasks?
- Lastly, there are many other research directions, including but not limited to: honesty, chain-of-thought faithfulness, adversarial robustness, evals and testbeds, and more.
Eligibility and Requirements for OpenAI
Participants must meet the following:
- The program expects to be able to make grants to individuals and institutions in most other countries as well, barring legal restrictions.
- Participants do not need to have prior experience working on alignment.
- The grant program is actively looking to support researchers excited to work on alignment for the first time.
- Participants will be reached within four weeks of applications closing.
What You Stand to Gain from OpenAI
Selected participants will receive the following:
- Selected participants will receive offers of $100K–$2M grants for academic labs, nonprofits, and individual researchers.
- Selected participants, who are graduate students, will receive sponsoring for a one-year $150K OpenAI Superalignment Fellowship, $75K in stipend, and $75K in compute and research funding.
The application deadline is the 18th of February 2024.
Click here to apply.
For more information, visit the official webpage of the OpenAI in partnership with Eric Schmidt.