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So those of you who have followed me on twitter (@profgears) may have noticed my excitement over submitting my first proposal. What started as a smaller, single PI proposal actually got absorbed by a much larger proposal with multiple universities involved. I’m actually pretty glad for that because I was totally unprepared for how to write a proposal and communicate at levels much higher and certainly out of my comfort zone. And now, it’s hurry up and wait for a few months before the reviews get back. I hate this part, as does probably everyone, but it a necessary evil. So, I thought I would jot down some thoughts while it’s still fresh in my memory and I will hopefully look back on this with some┬ánostalgia when I’m an old, feeble, tenured prof. Overall, it’s not so bad – One of the bad things about this proposal ended up being…

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