Cillian Crosson

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When did the EA Forum get so good?!

Pocket might be another option to consider.

  • They have a chrome plug-in which makes saving articles pretty easy (on EA Forum & elsewhere).
  • You can search within your saved articles on Pocket.
  • The mobile app lets you listen to articles using TTS software.
Yonatan Cale's Shortform

Are you able to relay what they said about why it wouldn't work?

Rethink Priorities is hiring fellows, research assistants, and researchers in several cause areas

Really great to see RP continuing to expand. I'm particularly excited by your Research Fellow roles - they look like a great opportunity for aspiring researchers to upskill!


RP staff consistently rate RP extremely highly on measures like psychological safety, as well as questions like “RP is a good place to work.” For the latter question, we’ve never had an internal survey where a staff member hasn’t answered 5/5 on a Likert scale.

This is quite impressive. I'd love to see you write up a full post diving into how you've cultivated such a positive internal culture - would love to learn from your experience.

Apply for Red Team Challenge [May 7 - June 4]

Thanks Simon! Currently, we don't plan to provide a financial reward to the winning team (though I must admit, we haven't given this much thought). It's a good point though & we'll consider it further in the coming weeks. 

If anyone reading this is interested in funding an award for the winning team, please do get in touch.

Apply for Red Team Challenge [May 7 - June 4]

I imagine we'll continue to run Red Team Challenge somewhere between 1-4 times per year moving forward (though this largely depends on how well the first iteration goes).

Apply for Red Team Challenge [May 7 - June 4]

Thanks for flagging this Kaleem, it should now be fixed. Let me know if you're still having issues :)

Apply for Red Team Challenge [May 7 - June 4]

Yep, it's possible to apply as a team (of up to 4 people). Though we expect that most people will apply as individuals and that we'll assign them to a team.

It's also possible to apply with an idea that you'd like to red team. Though, again, we expect most people to apply without an idea and will provide a suggested list for participants.

New Nuclear Security Grantmaking Programme at Longview Philanthropy

Very excited to see this!

For anyone interested in applying for these roles, Training for Good is running a beta test of our grantmaking training programme starting w/c 28th March.  We're looking for 5-10 people with relevant experience to participate in an 8 week scaled down programme. Time commitment would be ~5 hours per week.

Here's a very rough overview of the programme for anyone who's interested. It will culminate in a "capstone project" which could hopefully be used in your application for these (or other) roles as an example of your thinking & work.

If you're interested, send me a message here or an email

Grantmaking is more like a skill than a path

Thanks for writing this up Ollie!

I'm designing a grantmaking training programme for Training for Good at the moment and have spoken with ~20 grantmakers across different cause areas over the past few weeks. Just wanted to add that your perspective seemed to be broadly shared by others working in the space - ie that to be excellent at grantmaking you need to be an excellent generalist with a strong object-level understanding of a specific field first.

If anyone reading this fits Ollie's description and is interested in exploring grantmaking, let me know. (We're looking for 5-10 people with experience in a relevant EA problem area to participate in an 8 week scaled down beta test of our programme starting at the end of march. Time commitment would be ~5 hours per week).

The Future Fund’s Project Ideas Competition

It seems that FTX's Regranting Program could be a great way to scalably distribute funds & build the grantmaker pipeline.

We (Training for Good) are also developing a grantmaker training programme like what James has described here to help build up EA's grantmaking capacity (which could complement FTX's Regranting Program nicely). It will likely be an 8 week, part-time programme, with a small pot of "regranting" money for each participant and we're pretty excited to launch this in the next few months.

In the meantime, we're looking for 5-10 people to beta test a scaled-down version of this programme (starting at the end of March). The time commitment for this beta test would be ~5 hours per week (~2 hrs reading, ~2 hrs projects, ~1 hr group discussion). If anyone reading this is interested, feel free to shoot me an email 

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