Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Writing grant proposals versus working in industry

It seems like I am always working on a grant proposal - or a pre-proposal, which is a proposal that gives the successful applicant permission to write and submit an even longer proposal.

Recently, one call to the European Science Foundation required you to submit both the pre-proposal and the full proposal simultaneously! That call got over 700 applicants and 4% went on to the second round.  Mine wasn't one of then.

It is times like this when the grass looks greener in industry, but as the following documentary reenactment comedy sketch seems to indicate it's not all milk and honey there either.

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