Friday, September 8, 2017

Grant rejections.

Today my ADAS grants were rejected. So it goes. However there are grant rejections and grant rejections these days. The NASA ADAS appears to follow the model that the ERC seems to love too: reject, reject again with reasons and just to be sure send a paper rejection over the mail.

I am sure there is some sort of internal process that led to this but to the poor proposers (me in this case) it ends up coming acros like a grant agency really needs to let you know how much your proposal sucked.

Rejection ispart and parcel of academic life. And one has to be resilient in the face of it. But multiple rejection notifications for a single proposal. Seems cruel. And given the valid worry regarding mental health issues in academia, a simple fix. Just tell me what the panel liked and what it did not. Once.

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