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Early Career Psychologist Task Force report

The Early Career Task Force hosted a grant-writing webinar.

By Adam Davey

In February, an unusually heavy blizzard in Philadelphia temporarily brought down phone and Internet connections, preventing us from offering our grant writing webinar. Fortunately, on a sunny and warm Monday, April 28, the Early Career Task Force hosted a rescheduled webinar entitled “Grant Writing is a Competition and a Beauty Contest: Basic Steps Toward Becoming More Competitive and More Satisfied as a Grant Applicant.” The presenter was Jeffrey W. Elias, PhD, director/manager of grants facilitation in the Office of Research in the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Approximately 50 scholars, clinicians, and administrators attended the webinar. Details for accessing an archived copy of the webinar will be made available in the near future. We are extremely grateful to Elias for generously sharing his valuable time and insights gained during his time serving as both a scientific review administrator and program officer for the National Institutes of Health.