Wondering what your RC1 score and percentile means?

July 29, 2009

Apparently the scores for those hurriedly prepared RC1 applications are starting to appear and boy o boy is everyone perplexed about outcome. No fear….writedit to the rescue!
The comments following writedit’s postRC1 Scores & Remaining Review Procedures” are off the hook. Scores and percentiles galore!

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  1. This is the motherfucking best comment at Writedit EVAH:

    Bear with me, I’m new to this.
    I submitted 4 challenge grant applications.

    This fuckwad is “new to this”, and submitted four motherfucking challenge grant applications!?!?!?!?!?!? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. me scientist Says:

    Thanks for the link to the post. I’d not seen it. Good to see other’s experiences

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  3. DrugMonkey Says:

    I’d not seen it.
    writedit’s place is essential reading…right after DM of course.

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  4. Ava Says:

    “Bear with me, I’m new to this. I submitted 4 challenge grant applications”
    CPP – the above quote was written/submitted to Writedit’s blog by ‘Grant Writer.’
    Smells like a hired gun to me.

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  5. Pain Man Says:

    simple: 4 postdocs = 4 RC1s.

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  6. realist Says:

    This is exactly the problem with the stimulus. Its paying out R01s that couldn’t cut it to begin with and the Challenge Grant lottery is essentially rewarding half-baked ideas that won’t pan out, but will definitely enter the competition in 1-2 years for R01 funding. The net result will be paylines falling off a cliff. The intentions of the stimulus may have been well-meaning, but the results will be disasterous. They need policy people to figure out that the wild fluctuations in NIH spending are what’s killing science/morale. A slow-steady budget is much preferable.

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  7. BubbleBuster Says:

    If the NIH were going to distribute a paltry 200m then why didn’t they have a one PI = one RC1 rule to begin with? At my institute many, many labs had their postdocs submit one just because they could and it was set up as a lottery. Hell, I am a f*^*ng postdoc and I submitted one (albeit without any co-PIs or letters of support and my boss didn’t submit one).

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