A poll for my readers. Do, or did, you read the grant proposals that support the work that you are doing? I'm curious about that at all levels- from undergrad to tech to grad student to postdoc.
I don't think I had any idea what was in the grants or even what grants supported my work until my last postdoc. In that one, I was given all the proposals and I certainly read them.
How about you? Have you read the grant applications that funded your work at each training stage?