Effective Altruism Fellowship

Presented by Effective Altruism Cambridge

Some efforts to improve the world are vastly more impactful than others, but these opportunities can be hard to identify and act upon. 

For the first time in Cambridge, we are hosting the Effective Altruism Fellowship, exploring the most pressing global challenges of our generation and how to develop the best solutions. 


The programme combines group discussions with one-to-one mentoring, drawing upon knowledge from economics, philosophy, statistics, psychology, social activism, artificial intelligence, and more. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in Q&As with individuals working in the fields they are reading about and to meet fellows from other universities in the UK and US who share their interests. 


The fellowship will last eight weeks, commencing in the week of 19th October. Every week, fellows will be given some preparatory reading and exercises to complete in advance of a 1.5-hour discussion in groups of three to five with a facilitator. The discussions will take place remotely over Zoom. You can see a taster of the curriculum here.


The fellowship is open to all, whether you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate, faculty member, or unaffiliated with the University of Cambridge.



  • Willingness to spend 2-3 hours each week preparing for the meeting
  • Commitment to attending all eight weekly sessions (unless unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Excitement about making a positive impact
  • Openness to changing your mind

If this sounds like you, please complete this short application form by Friday 9th October 5:00 pm.  

If you have any questions about the fellowship, please contact president@eacambridge.org. 


We look forward to hearing from you!