Dr. Mom, My Adventures as a Mommy-Scientist

Discussion of my journey from grad school to postdoc to tenure with two kids, a husband, (and a bit of breast cancer) in tow.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More on NSF CAREER proposals

Okay, I hate my proposal a little less now, but it was very difficult to put together. I am writing about a new topic so there was a lot of background to go through. Also, these proposals are comprehensive so you need to include research and teaching as well, but you are limited to the same 15 pages as always. AND the money has shrunk to such low levels that the yearly amount can barely fund 1 student and supplies, hardly a "Career." But it is worth it for the prestige of winning at any rate.

I have been chugging away on this thing for about 3 weeks, minus a nasty bout with a cold. It is due in a few more, wish me luck!!


At 11:49 PM , Anonymous Flicka Mawa said...

Good luck! My adviser applied for that last year, but no luck. I think it was her 2nd time trying, too.

At 7:54 PM , Anonymous WhyMommy said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

You're right, it's a big feather in your cap if you can get it. . . and I bet you can!

At 4:40 PM , Anonymous tenured(butstillstressed) said...

It will be a huge inspiration for those who follow your blog if you can get it. I'll keep my fingers crossed! I am submitting a manuscript hopefully tomorrow, so hopefully we can both get some good news in the coming months!

At 11:10 AM , Anonymous essay help writing said...

Dear authors. Join in all the words of gratitude, expressed in the reviews on the site. Your work - priceless! :)


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