Thursday, April 24, 2008

Grant Proposal Writing

It is 11:30 pm. I have officially spent nothing short of 17 hours today writing an internal grant proposal for some exhibit funding for next fall. It's not a particularly onerous grant application, but the topic is somewhat outside my area of expertise, and I had to come up with justifications/framing language that relates to our official university mission (don't get me started). Plus, I had to demonstrate some matching funds from other sources. So, I think it's done, except for the brief letter of support from my chair. I will clearly have to write that myself tomorrow morning and get his signature on it. No grading done today, but I did get to mix some Curious George and King Kong into all the scientific discourse. To be a fly on the wall of the readers. And to get some time to myself, and some sleep. Yes, that too would be good.


Southern Heart said...

It sounds as if you've had a busy week! :) I wanted to let you know that I posted the MCM house for you, and I hope you enjoy seeing it. I couldn't tell, but do you know if that front door has a design in/on it?

BTW, I like the blue paint color...very soothing color!

Southern Heart said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed seeing it again. It is a stunning structure, isn't it? That is a dogwood in the photo. That neighborhood is so well-preserved, and it's always a delight to visit.

I made a slideshow of my favorite Spring photos...I thought your mother might enjoy seeing them. The password is: sunflower