Grant Karma

May 17, 2011

There is a lot of injustice in grant award and grant failure.

Sometimes you don’t get the award you really should have received.

Sometimes you get one that you don’t deserve or for which you are not really the best PI or investigative team.

If you focus exclusively on the former you are going to fail to maintain the conditions that make the latter possible.

Steely gazed PI

May 17, 2011

It would never have occurred to me that being a scientist who lives on NIH, NSF or other major grant funding required nerves of steel.

But seriously people, the crying and handwringing over at writedit’s and Sally Rockey’s blogs…….

Nerves can be a good thing…if they keep you alert, motivated and on your toes. We’re well past that now and into chicken-with-head-cut-off territory.

FFS, keep it TOGETHER, my friends. She who keeps a firm grip on the reins is going to come out of this just fine.

Now get back to work on your R01 for the June submission….