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  • Foresight Institute: AI Safety: Neuro/Security/Cryptography/Multipolar Approaches

    Supports projects working to make progress on three areas we consider underexplored when it comes to AI Safety.

    • Neurotechnology, Whole Brain Emulation and lo-fi Uploading for AI safety
    • Security, Cryptography, and Auxiliary Approaches for Infosec and AI Security
    • Safe and Beneficial Multipolar AI Scenarios

    Deadline: Rolling for one year until budget of $1M is depleted

    Application should take no more than 3 hours!

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    OpenAI Superalignment Fast Grants

    Supports technical research towards ensuring superhuman AI systems are aligned and safe, through partnership with Eric Schmidt

    Deadline: February 18, 2024

    Award: $100K–$2M grants for academic labs, nonprofits, and individual researchers; $150K OpenAI Superalignment Fellowship ($75K in stipend and $75K in compute and research funding) for graduate students

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  • Japan Science and Technology Agency: Adopting Sustainable Partnerships for Innovative Research Ecosystem (ASPIRE) Call for Proposals

    Proposals are welcomed from Japan-based researchers intending to conduct collaborative research with researchers from other advanced countries and regions in science and technology.

    • AI and information research for the realization of Society 5.0 based on the principles of human understanding and respect, diversity, and sustainability.

    Deadline: August 17, 2024 (anticipated; recommended LOI by July 31)

    Award: 30-100M Yen ($200K-700K) for durations up of three to five years

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  • America’s Datahub Consortium Idea Bank invites input from stakeholders to inform future project solicitations on the topics of:

    • Privacy Preserving Technologies (PPT)
    • Data collection, access, linkage, and standards
    • Statistical and other quantitative analyses
    • Legal frameworks
    • User Tools
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Artificial Intelligence

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    Digitizing Utilities Prize Round 2 aims to help utilities tackle data and cybersecurity challenges that advance grid resiliency. This prize connects utilities with interdisciplinary teams of software developers and data experts to transform digital systems and data analytics for utilities in the energy sector.

    Phase 1 open until February 29, 2024, $1.85M in total prizes.

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    Advanced Computing Allocations to Advance AI Research and Education As part of the launch of the NAIRR Pilot, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to create an early opportunity for the research community to request access to a set of advanced computing resources for projects related to the focus of this call.

    Open from January 24 to March 1, 2024.

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    NIH AI Data Readiness Challenge for the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) Assess the CRDC AI Data Readiness for a use case and build an AI/ML model and win up to $20K:

      1. Select AI/ML use cases
      2. Preprocess CRDC data to an AI-ready format
      3. apply your AI/ML model to solve use case
      4. provide feedback

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    NIH and CGE Targeted Genome Editor Delivery (TARGETED) Challenge aims to revolutionize technology development of delivery systems for in vivo genome editing. This is a $6M competition to improve in vivo delivery technologies for genome editors in two Target Areas: 1. Programmable delivery systems, and 2. Non-viral delivery across the blood-brain barrier. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Common Fund’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) program, is seeking Participants with ideas or early-stage solutions to join the Challenge with the chance to win up to $1,000,000 and have their solution independently tested and validated in large animal models through NIH-supported independent evaluation relevant to preclinical assessments of investigational products.

    Phase 2 is open until January 10, 2025.

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