The frustration of grant reviews

Apr 03 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

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.

2 responses so far

  • Sam says:

    Fuck 'em.

  • Dr Becca says:

    Ugh, PT. I'm so sorry. I was totally disheartened to observe first hand exactly what you describe in study section. Someone raises some random point, and all of a sudden everyone's 1s and 2s go to 3/4/5s and it's game over.

    Fuck 'em.

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