Monday, August 15, 2011

Pretzel Monies

Oh happy day, I have federal funding. Tomorrow I have to get back to writing and submitting proposals to meet my annual targets so that I can get a small raise that barely tracks inflation. Also, need much more money to support the research group at a sustainable size. In a few days it will be time to start thinking whether this will be the last proposal that I will ever get funded and how do I get my trainees to actually successfully complete the projects that I promised or at least get results worth publishing. For the moment though, stress levels have dropped dramatically.


  1. Woot! Enjoy the little foothold you've found on the cliff. You're not at the top yet, but you're not falling to your inevitable death yet, either.

    /inspirational mode off

  2. Thanks! Can it not be a climbing analogy though? I am a terrible climber.