- Center for Applied Rationality
- Award Date:
- To support the European Summer Program on Rationality.
The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $340,000 over two years to the Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR) to support its European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR), a two-week summer workshop for about 40 mathematically gifted students aged 16-19. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work aimed at growing and empowering the effective altruism community.
CFAR is a nonprofit organization that conducts cognitive science research and teaches techniques for people to incorporate principles of rationality into their daily lives. ESPR is partly modeled after CFAR’s Summer Program on Applied Rationality and Cognition (SPARC), which we have previously funded. The program teaches a curriculum that includes a variety of topics, usually connected to science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Open Philanthropy is excited about this grant because it expects that ESPR will orient participants to problems that Open Philanthropy believes to be high impact, and may lead participants to increase their positive impact on the world.