Well, at least I don't have to wait to hear back anymore. The stats on my grant feedback: 6 reviews! Six. Three "Excellents" and three "Very Good" ratings. I know very good doesn't get you shit, but damnit. The primary concerns in the summary are so completely off-base, I don't even know what to do. Obviously I didn't make some things as crystal clear as I should have, but these concerns make zero sense. Of course, the not enough preliminary data crit reared it's ugly head in one of the reviews, with the tacit implication that I basically need to have the work done to show it will work, because I have everything I need to complete it in hand, I just haven't spent the money to actually do it. Well, that ends next week. I'm blowing a butt load of start up on the material sitting in my bag right now (I'm in the airport) to basically do this project. Once it's done and published, maybe I'll get the money. I can't eve fucking write about this right now.
p.s. Never check your grant status while waiting at a gate to fly across the country.
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