Grant Score Is In…And the Grant Goes Too…

Well… I don’t know yet… but I did get:

  • Priority Score:  149
  • Percentile :  20.4

And it was a first submission.

I hope to the FSM that it gets funded… a girl can dream…and call her program officer!!

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24 thoughts on “Grant Score Is In…And the Grant Goes Too…

  1. Damn! Grats, at this point I consider a first submission of unscored to be a success (if I didnt I would be out of this game by now). 20.4 rocks!

  2. w00t!!!!!! Wonder if you’ll qualify for the stimulus package depth-charge?

    I know some study sections where a 149 would’ve put you at a single-digit percentile. That’s fabulous news – I’m certain that you’ll keep us posted!

  3. You rock, drdrA! That is an outstanding A0 score! We keep getting these emails suggesting that grants that are very likely to get some kind of results in 2 years are more likely to receive stimulus money, so that might be something to emphasize to program when you call.

  4. Thanks guys. It’s nice to be able to go to my chair with good news. Maybe this is the lifeline…

    Bugdoc- We’ll see. I don’t want any celebrating until I see $$ in the account. But it feels good not to feel like I’m endlessly banging my head against the brick wall at least this time!

  5. Wow, that’s fantastic! Great job! Congrats!!! I am curious, have you submitted to this study section before? Do you think you had special insight into the type of proposal they would like (from knowing or talking to members of the section, talking to the SRO, or second-hand insights from colleagues), or were you essentially going in blind?

  6. Crystaldoc- Nope. Not blind at all- had submitted a bunch of other things there- I finally got smart and did what my gut feeling was in the first place. Maybe just the right combination of preliminary data, and aims not dependent on each other and each individual aim with enough preliminary support so they really couldn’t argue back easily. Probably just freak luck? Who knows. I have a lot of hindsight on this one.

  7. Re hindsight: it would not be at all strange to find that you learned, through repeated submissions, to match your apps to the idiosyncracies of a particular section. They do develop cultures with respect to weighting factors.

  8. WOOT! Its a good time to have a score like that, I would imagine, with the stimulus and all…

  9. Re hindsight: it would not be at all strange to find that you learned, through repeated submissions, to match your apps to the idiosyncracies of a particular section. They do develop cultures with respect to weighting factors.

    Do people on the study section know you personally? Have you met them at meetings, do they collaborate with your former post-doctoral advisor? In short, are you a member of their tribe?

  10. whimple- My situation with respect to the tribe is complex. Both my thesis and postdoctoral advisors are respected in the ‘tribe’ – but I was out of the tribe for a time while I was in professional school. I go to lots of meetings and while I’m uncomfortable with shameless self-promotion, I’m not a shy person. Those on the study section that know me personally, and work on closely related things- can not review my grants or even be in the room during the discussion, because we collaborate.

    With that said- there are certain prevailing opinions in the field that are pretty obvious if one is paying attention.

  11. Congratulations and good luck!!! Finally some good scoring news–until this, everyone I knew either in real life or virtually had been unscored in this last round of scores to come out…

  12. Arlenna- Thanks. This should be nothing more than a lesson in dogged persistence. I have every intention of throwing every possible proposal at this until one gets funded… this should be every junior faculty member’s plan right now. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you … 🙂

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