Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Challenge grant haiku


Twenty thousand grants.
Overload the reviewers.
NIH. Turkeys.

8 comments:

DrL said...

I do not get the cultural reference to "Turkeys"...

Professor in Training said...

So is this how you spent a seminar or faculty/departmental meeting today?

Odyssey said...

DrL:
A "turkey" is slang for an idiot.

PiT:
It was the drive back from a retreat.

Prof-like Substance said...

Ooooo, a retreat. One of the departments here decided to call their departmental get-away and "advance", because retreat sounded negative.

Good luck with the stack of 47 grants you'll have to review.

Professor in Training said...

Aaaaah, the retreat. Our's is coming up shortly so expect a similar spot of prose and/or ranting ... or ranting prose.

JollyRgr said...

Turkey....I haven't heard that used for....well a few days really...:-)

DrL said...

Odyssey: thanks!
I like haiku.
I wrote one too once, about ordering reagents in Japan ;)

Successful Researcher: How to Become One said...

:)