Yesterday I felt things spinning out of control so I decided to make a schedule to put above my desk (maybe on my forehead would be better) of all the grants that I’m writing/ participating in in the next 6 months. My colleague called it ‘ambitious’, I call it ‘insane’.
That’s 8, count em- 8 federal grants in the next 6 months. 1 A2, 1 A1 (I’m bein’ a pessimist), a new NIH submission, 2 non-NIH resubmissions, and 3 new submissions as co-PI. I better get those manuscripts off my desk before the shit really hits the fan here in a couple of days. That’s 4 manuscripts … 1 in revision that must go out this week, 1 in revision that we are finishing experiments for (that’s keeping me up nights), 1 review that must go out this week, and 1 that is only in need of a discussion that must go out SOON.
This landscape will be complicated by teaching … not so much, just 8 lectures in the next 3 months or so, but still complicated.
Stick with me, it should be an interesting ride!