Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm still here

Been busy. NSF panels, mail in proposal reviews, journal article reviews, IRB, group finances, strategic planning meetings, students slacking, website updates, society stuff. Trying desperately to dig myself out from underneath all this service and managerial stuff so that I can write grant proposals. All sorts of ideas bouncing around my head, if only I could get a few days to write them down and add the appropriate pointless filler to meet the required page maximum.

Why can't we be adults and not penalize people for not using the 15 page maximum if they don't need it? Almost every proposal I read could omit about 2-3 pages without losing any value.


  1. I find your blogs interesting. My name is Jesse and i had a question that is not relevant to your blog but on some advise. Is there an email address i can reach you?

  2. I can be reached at Might take a few days to respond.

  3. You need to cut down on the service crap.
    I am not kidding. It's disastrous for the soul. Find some time to work on research to recharge.

  4. Well at least some of the service is useful. The NSF review panel was quite enlightening, if not disheartening.