Wednesday, July 9, 2008

G-Day!

Raise your hand if you're trying to get a grant in for today's NSF target. (Mine's up). Out of curiosity, how many days does your institution's granting bureaucracy require to review your proposal before formal submission? Mine wants five days, but permits some revisions made while they're looking it over.

13 comments:

Luke J. Harmon said...

Mine's in too! I think 5 is the "recommendation," but I've pushed that back both times. We have had lots of turnover in OSP lately so there hasn't been any hard and fast rules.

Susan Perkins said...

Looks like I may be reviewing y'all's proposals. My co-PI backed out very late in the game and it left me high and dry - and having to submit in January.

We just got new rules here at AMNH - now the Provost needs to sign off only on grants >$5million or which have institutional commitments (like large collaborations, institutional initiatives, etc) and he needs it 12 days before. Otherwise our Grants Officer can sign off and she's usually pretty flexible, though she likes the budget weeks in advance.

Brian R. Moore said...

I submitted my (first ever) NSF proposal yesterday! The SPO at both UC Davis and Berkeley 'request' a 5-day lead. However, I sent my budget to Davis a couple of weeks ago and they approved it the same day: they are a super efficient and helpful group!

Susan Perkins said...

Congrats, Brian - welcome to the world of heartbreak known as NSF proposal submissions...

Brian R. Moore said...

PS—I initially interpreted the title of this thread as 'G'day', which, of course, is the idiomatic Canadian conjunction for 'good-day' (think way back to Bob & Doug McKenzie, eh?).

Brian R. Moore said...

Thanks, Susan! Yeah, by January I'll either have a zero or 100% NSF proposal success rate :-)

Poletarac said...

I also just turned in my first adult NSF, but unlike the rest of you, I seem to be the only one with a hangover. This could be telling about our relative goals, expectations, and ambitions.

Glor said...

I hope your hangover isn't going to delay your much anticipated return to posting on the blog!

Tom Near said...

I have no excuse, my NSF was due on 6 June (D-Day!).

Our people like to have the budget at least a week before the proposal is due.

Todd Oakley said...

Sweet blog y'all. I just found it. Good idea to team up.

Re: NSF - Anyone hear about a grant from the January deadline? I haven't heard anything from the systematics panel on my Jan 9 grant, even after sending an email to the program officer listed.

Brian R. Moore said...

Hi Todd:

Good to hear from you!

Two of my friends heard (bad news, in both cases) regarding their Jan '09 submissions in early June, so it seems a bit weird that you've not yet had word on your submission. My understanding is that they try to get reviews back prior to the next round to allow you to revise and re-submit.

Luke J. Harmon said...

Hi Todd,

We had the same problem, but finally heard back. Our program officer wasn't responding but Maureen Kearney did - you might try emailing her if you're still waiting.

David said...

Luckily UF is a pretty accommodating regarding when they want to see the proposal. They want 3-4 days, and they don't yell at me when I give them two. I gave them a copy of my CAREER proposal yesterday morning, and just hit the "send" button an hour ago. Off to the pub. Great job on the blog! I love it.