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Grants and productivity

AAARRGGGHHHH. I want to be posting more, but with a grant deadline looming and papers to get out (and most importantly, being a papa) there's really no time to blog. Hopefully things will calm down early next month. That said, this is my first experience submitting an NIH R01 electronically. With all the modern technology, you'ld think it would be easier to get done. However, our grant office needs the grant 5 business days ahead, not to mention our departmental office needs a couple of days to look it over before it goes to the grant office. So, my June 5th deadline is really a May 27th deadline. The "old" way, I could still make corrections to the grant right up until June 4th 6PM, and then FEDEX it to NIH.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

*smallest violin playing you a tune*

"Who turned off the shaker?" said...

OMG, anon--you're funny.

Anonymous said...

Hey it's written proposal time--are you prepared to break any 2nd year grad student's spirit this year?

Drugmonkey said...

i feel your pain, Lorax. or, actually I guess I felt your pain in the past when we made this transition. although I have to admit my institution is pretty good when it comes to the deadline thing.

The Lorax said...

Hey it's written proposal time--are you prepared to break any 2nd year grad student's spirit this year?

Seems to me that the mindset imbedded your post is akin to blaming the doctor when they tell you that you have a disease or the cop when you get a ticket.