I'm going through the most lately trashed grant. It's frustrating. Very frustrating. Kick the walls and smash things frustrating.
Critiques include: things I addressed thoroughly in the proposal. Did you not read where I exactly answered this question, you fucking moron?
Yes, this IS an animal model. And yes I am doing things you don't do to humans. THAT IS A GOOD THING. That is the goddamn point of animal models.
But the statement that really really hurts:
Enthusiasm for the application was initially very high, but it was dampened by the concerns raised during the discussion.
Funding is mine to lose. I need some attitude adjustment.