Not getting funded
The title of this post pretty much sums up my life right now. I submitted a bevy of proposals in the Fall, which are all starting to back now. For the most part the reviews have been excellent, but I seem to just miss the funding line on each one. The good news is that I can add more data, address reviewer comments, and probably stand a good chance the second time around. The bad news is I have to wait another year before I will hear again.
I didn't really expect to get funding my first year. It is somewhat unusual. But I had harbored some small hope. It would certainly make my tenure case more secure. Also, I have the spend money to make money policy, so I am counting on hitting a grant somewhere in my first three years. If we don't well it will be like the titanic, we will go out in style. So here's to next year, and if the seas get tough, women and children first.