Welcome to my world

Five hours before the deadline for a grant application, and the industrial (lead) partner pulls out. Good job I didn’t spend more than the last fortnight (and after midnight every night this week) working on it, no?

That said, not that I can blame them; the guidance to applicants was one of the most obfuscatory documents that I’ve yet seen, the funding rules were scattered over no fewer than eight (non-adjacent) pages in a sixty-eight page document, the funds available were only going to pay for half a postdoc, and the industrial partner was going to have to commit to costs of almost 100k in exchange for less than 25k in funding.


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