NIH grant process is painful on many levels according to poll respondents

NIH grant pollI started a poll on what PIs dislike most about the NIH grant process.

Why did I even do such a poll?

I’ve been a professor for 6 years now and even in just a half a dozen years it’s clear that the grant process has become more and more painful.

The poll results suggest a diversity of dislikes, but most especially the long waiting periods involved (tortuous suspense) and the rejection that so often follows the waiting.

The poll is still open if you want to chime in.