Thursday, June 7, 2012

ZOMG! I CAN HAZ MONEY!

It seems like I've been waiting a billion years but I can finally say:

I CAN HAZ MONEY!

After sifting through double-digit numbers of rejections this year, one of my smaller grants has come through on a project that I think is really promising, both academically and commercially. I even have new shining account numbers to put people and supplies on which is even better. It's not a huge amount, but it is enough to help me get inertia on a project which can hopefully lead to future funding.

This makes me feel really good because I was down in the dumps, thinking that I wasn't going to get a grant this year. I know it sounds crazy because I've had good teaching and academic service reviews, and my research review said I was on the right track. But in my eyes, that would all be for naught if I didn't get a grant this year. 

Anywho, I'm off to the lab to see the sweet smell of progress!!!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats! And now we do the dance of joy!

    http://youtu.be/GfPg5LjGYz8

    (I know...probably before your time. But this is what I think of whenever someone has happy news...)

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  2. Congrats! Yes, good news all around!

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  3. Today will henceforth be known as the day of funding epicsauce. Congrats!!

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  4. Woot!!! Late to the party, but it's never too late for congrats!!!

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