12 July 2012

Science socializing

I was just hanging out with some other NESCent postdocs at a reception for a visiting working group. We were discussing job applications, grant proposals, and other topics relevant to early career scientists. I mentioned a tweet I saw from Evolution 2012 about how only 25% of NSF pre-proposals are invited to apply, and only 25% of full proposals are funded. That's a 5% funding rate for the first pool of applicants.

Silence amongst the group. I suddenly had the urge to go back to my office and work more.

1 comment:

Matthew McClure said...

Interesting that you felt the urge to work more as many would feel the urge to look at different career options (federal, teaching, industry)