The first proper grant application* I worked on after switching jobs just got recommended for funding! It’s excellent timing as last week’s submission went to the same funding body, who apparently have decided that they like us. Yes, even though we’re Canadian.
(Insert victory dance and beverage of your choice in this space)
Well, no rest for the wicked. I’ve just set up a meeting about the next probable submission, so I have to parse the application instructions (2 cm thick when printed on both sides) to pull out the actual required components. Oh, and read the relevant papers that one of the PIs just sent me (4 reviews and 4 research articles). They contain as much physics as biology, and I dropped physics at the earliest possible opportunity (age 16). My chances of getting all of the above done by 1 pm tomorrow are slim to none. I should probably stop blogging now.
*as opposed to postgrad and postdoctoral fellowships