Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NSF grants over 6 (or 10 or more) months and on FSP

Either I write grant application that almost always lie in the middle of the stack (and hence the grey area). or  that funding agencies are slacking and does not know how to get their shit together.

Anyway I have an application that has been submitted 9 months ago and have been peer-reviewed. The peer review happened 6 months ago.

I emailed the PO some time ago but no response. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that this is a good sign and the PO is trying to find money for this application.

He better does; or there is nothing much I can do about it (sarcastic grin).

p.s. In other news the new baby is now 3 months old. And wakes up 4 times at night to get feeding. I have to do all the feeding since the mommy cannot do it. I also have to wake up at 6 in the morning so that I can go and teach. No one said it was going to be easy.

p.s.s. Yes I wish that FSP would come back. I used to read her early in the morning and that had a therapeutic effect on me. I am sure a lot of other people wish that as well.


  1. Congrats on the baby!
    I was in a similar situation before, didn't end well. Reviews back for months and nothing. I hope you have better luck!

    1. It must be in the "grey zone". I hate the grey zone (not as much as rejection but still :P)