S-Risk Intro Fellowship

We regularly run an Intro Fellowship to Risks of Astronomical Suffering (s-risks). It is intended to help people interested in our work get up to speed with our thinking on s-risks.


The next fellowship will likely take place in the second half of 2023, or in early 2024. We will open applications several weeks before the start date.

We will cover what we currently consider to be the most important s-risks (TAI conflict & cooperation, risks from malevolent actors) and we plan to give concrete guidance on how to contribute to reducing s-risks with your career. We will finalize the program based on the needs of the participants.

In previous years, the program consisted of a combination of independent reading, discussion sessions, and 1-1 meetings; and involved a time commitment by participants of 3-5h/week, over several weeks.

Target audience

We think this event will be useful for you if:

  • You are interested in s-risks and are at least seriously considering to make this cause a priority for your career; and
  • You have not interacted extensively with CLR (staff) yet, e.g., you have talked with us for less than 10h.

If you’re interested in applying for our Summer Research Fellowship later in the year, this fellowship is a good opportunity to learn more about our work and improve your application due to having a better understanding of what we do and how to contribute.

There might be more idiosyncratic reasons to apply and the criteria above are intended as a guide rather than strict criteria.

Application details

We will open applications several weeks before the start date. If you'd like to be notified when we do this, you can subscribe to our mailing list using the box at the left of the website footer.