Graaarghhhmrgh

Proposal update: 1 submitted, 1 to go. Mad writing around the clock to meet the Oct 31 deadline (yep, that’s tomorrow) with the second one.

Phew…

Pushing limits of human ability to process caffeine and sugar.

Caffeine has replaced blood, sweat and tears. Also urine.

Sugar has replaced sleep, air, and love.

If you haven’t already, fill out the poll below and tell all us crazy NSF folks where we should be placing the page numbers in our lovingly crafted unsolicited fall proposals. It’s a once-per-year chance, and circa ~10% paylines.
You can bet your sweet typesetting butts that font size, page number placement, and the position of Jupiter at the exact time when the Sponsored Programs Office clicks “SUBMIT” are all valid criteria based on which your proposal ends up not getting funded.

In the meantime, here’s the old post on writing in a time crunch.

And other AJ works dealing with proposals and funding.

Good luck everyone!

 

 

2 comments

  1. Totally with you. Shaking from caffeine and chocolate. Left children in hubby’s care and frantically writing. Everything sounds brilliant one minute and ridiculous the other. Head exploding.

    When you all recover, I have a question: if you were to magically turn into an NSF program officer for a day, what would your agenda be?

  2. For a recent local small grant app, I tried out a new footer — on left name of the grant app, at center my name, page no in bottom right corner.

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