Foundational Research Grants

Foundational Research Grants (FRG) supports the exploration of foundational technical topics that relate to the potential national security implications of AI over the long term. In contrast to most CSET research, which is performed in-house by our team of fellows and analysts, FRG funds external projects by technical teams. The program aims to advance our understanding of underlying technical issues to shed light on questions of interest from a strategic or policy perspective.

Current areas of interest include:

FRG grantees include:

Calls for research ideas:

FRG is directed by Helen Toner, with support from Andrea Guerrero and Matthew Burtell.