Does the EA community do “basic science” grants? How do I get one?

I’m grad­u­at­ing in ei­ther May or Au­gust of 2019 with a PhD in statis­tics. Dur­ing my stud­ies, I’ve made progress on sev­eral pro­jects re­lated to vot­ing the­ory. Since these are not di­rectly re­lated to statis­tics, I haven’t man­aged to finish these up and pub­lish them cleanly. I think that:

  • Vot­ing the­ory is rele­vant to EA, both in im­me­di­ate terms (bet­ter de­ci­sion­mak­ing in cur­rent real-world set­tings) and in more spec­u­la­tive terms (philo­soph­i­cal im­pli­ca­tions for the mean­ing of “friendly”, “co­her­ent vo­li­tion”, etc.)

  • If I had 6 months post-grad­u­a­tion to work ex­clu­sively on this, I could finish sev­eral pro­jects. I don’t think it’s con­ceited of me to think that these con­tri­bu­tions I, speci­fi­cally, could make would be valuable.

  • I’d be will­ing to pay an op­por­tu­nity cost for do­ing that, by earn­ing about half of my mar­ket salary.

  • If I want that to hap­pen, I have to be look­ing now for whom to ask for the money.

Ob­vi­ously, there are a lot of de­tails be­hind each of those points above, and sep­a­rately from this post, I’m busy clar­ify­ing all those de­tails (as well as work­ing on my the­sis). But I think it’s also the right time for a post like this. If any­body is will­ing to have a deeper talk with me about this, or has any sug­ges­tions about whom else I should be talk­ing to, I’d very much ap­pre­ci­ate any tips. And I’d be happy to an­swer ques­tions in com­ments.