FLI Launches Unsung Hero Search
Who deserves the Future of Life Award?
What We Need From You
In the form below, please explain how your candidate has helped (indirectly or directly) save thousands or millions of lives, or helped make today dramatically better than it may otherwise have been. Please add links and evidence where possible.
If your nominee wins the award, you get $3,000 as a token of our appreciation. To incentivize the search, we also reward those recruiting other nominators, inspired by MIT’s successful red balloon strategy, allocating up to $6,000 in nomination bonus for each award: the first to nominate the winner gets $3,000, the first to invite that person to nominate gets $1,500, whoever first invited them gets $750, whoever first invited them gets $375, and so on. So please share is page with anyone else who may have information about unsung heroes! For example, do you know someone who may know someone who’s worked in nuclear command-and-control or high-security biolabs and may know about a close call when someone averted disaster? Or someone who behind the scenes averted a war, massacre, pandemic or new type of arms race? Let’s pay it forward by honoring these unsung heroes!
If you have documentation that you can’t upload in the form below, or if you are a researcher who would like to apply for a grant to research a candidate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t know of any candidates, we encourage you to share this page on social media and websites like Reddit, so we can reach as many people as possible in our quest to find humanity’s unsung heroes. If, by sharing this, you directly lead someone else to submit a winning candidate, we will give you credit in the nominations page.
Background on the Future of Life Award