Network grant proposal unsuccessful
I received the rejection letter late last week but hadn’t got as far as posting about this yet. Given the referee’s comments this was not surprising. We were ranked 20 out of 21 proposals that were considered by the panel. This is not nearly so bad as it sounds. The story as that there were over a hundred proposals so to actually get to the panel wasn’t a bad thing in its own right. The other positive thing to take from this is that the referee’s comments were very clear about what the problems were: too much discussion of the type of things we would like to do, and not enough about how we would get more people involved, or how we would disseminate information. Basically it wasn’t focussed well as a Network application, which is not suprising in light of the fact that I had never been involved in one before so I didn’t really know what is was ‘supposed’ to look like.
We are allowed the resubmit the grant in six months time and I would be inclined to do so. The original proposal document as well as the final submitted version (there are significant differences – I needed to cut a lot to make it fit) is still available for viewing or editing and it ought to be possible to re-jig it over the next six months in light of the referee’s comments.
p.s. Am using Zemanta which looks potentially like a great tool in principle for getting more consistency into the use of tags and linking the information up. Something I am very much in favour of. However it appears to have decided that this post is about Volkswagens. Go figure.