NIH Advice for Noobs on the Twitts today

Mar 19 2012 Published by under Grant Review, Grantsmanship, NIH Careerism

Your roving reporter, @doc_becca (of the Fumbling Towards Tenure blog) has a few observations rolling under the #NIHsekrits hashtag on the Twitts today. Check it out.

7 responses so far

  • DJMH says:

    As far as I can tell to date, the advice goes pretty much, "Were you reading DrugMonkey? Yes? Ok then."

  • Isis the Scientist says:

    I think the best lesson is that people on the study section might very well be reading your twits.

  • Dr Becca says:

    The whole lot of tweets has generously been storified by @biotimylated here: http://storify.com/kumokasumi/at-doc-becca-s-nihsekrits Yay!

  • drugmonkey says:

    As far as I can tell to date, the advice goes pretty much, "Were you reading DrugMonkey? Yes? Ok then."

    Ha, you are too kind. but I'm sure there are always differences and nuances which is why I think people should seek out many different sources of advice....

  • Dr Becca says:

    Yes, DJMH, except the answer to the question was a resounding "who?" (No offense, DM). Amazed that in a room of 200 FACULTY, half of whom apparently had K awards, so few seemed to understand basic NIH things like the difference between a PO and an SRO, or what qualified someone as a New Investigator.

  • Drugmonkey says:

    That's kind of sad. And while I'm heartened these ones had the gumption to attend this thing you went to....think of all those that did not. Ahh, well, it puts the blogotariat a tinch ahead of the game. Good.

  • Susan says:

    To think, if I had gone to the bar on Sunday night, I might have met Becca.

    In reply to a question about future changes in procedure, which have been discussed at length here, the reply was: watch the RFIs, and did you know Sally Rockey has a blog?

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