September 22, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Home stretch on October deadline NIH grant & I’m…(fill in the blank)

NIH logoGrant deadlines are no picnic.

Like thousands of scientists around the US, I too am working on a big NIH grant proposal due in a matter of a few days.

If you are also in this boat, how are you all feeling right now since it is October 1st?

How would you complete this sentence:

“I need to send off my NIH grant proposal soon for the October deadline & I’m…”?

Let us know in the comments.

Some things I’ve heard….

  • Drinking more coffee
  • Living in my office
  • Eating more chocolate
  • Fighting blurry vision from staring at the computer
  • Still wrestling with Aim 3
  • Not feeling my fingers anymore, which are numb from all that typing
  • Downing on energy drinks
  • Thinking again that grants should be submitted entirely in video form
  • Literally sick
  • Considering throwing my computer out the window
  • Already aware of what the reviewers will say, but there’s nothing I can do at this point
  • Starting on my grant(s) for the February deadline since I already submitted this one (damn you!)


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