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TL;DR: 500 USD bounty for successful applicants referrals 


The PIBBSS Summer Research Fellowship is seeking applicants studying complex and intelligent behavior in natural and social systems, such as ecology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, sociology, legal theory, political economy, statistical mechanics, social anthropology, linguistics, media studies, and more. 

Accepted fellows will conduct AI alignment research under the mentorship of experienced alignment researchers. 

You can learn more at or by reading the post Introducing the Principles of Intelligent Behaviour in Biological and Social Systems (PIBBSS) Fellowship.

The extended application deadline is Jan 23rd.


  • We are offering a bounty of 500 USD for each applicant you refer who we end up accepting to the program.
  • We are offering a bounty of 100 USD for each applicant you refer, and we end up interviewing (i.e. they get to stage 3 of the application process).

We expect to accept 5-15 fellows and to interview 20-40 applicants.

What does count as a referral? 

Roughly, it means that you were either the first one who informed someone about the fellowship or that your encouragement was the main reason they applied.

How can I claim the bounty?

Fill in this form and list the people you’ve referred for the fellowship, you can add details of your interactions. You should also encourage the people you referred to mention you in their application (we ask them how they learned about the fellowship). We’ll also try reaching out to people mentioned in applications, even when they don’t claim the bounty.

In case the people you referred succeed, we’ll get in touch with you after the end of the application process in mid-March. The final decision about bounty eligibility is ours.

Bounty can also be claimed retroactively, i.e. when you’ve already referred someone, and they applied.


If you have any questions about the bounty or the fellowship, you can ask in the comments or reach out to or


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