Randy McIntosh

It's the Science That Drives Us

It's the Science That Drives Us

I got an email notice on Friday morning saying that I should check the CIHR site about my Foundation grant application. I still get nervous when I see these emails. I logged into ResearchNet and clumsily navigated to the appropriate page to find that my application was not funded, again. Rejection is a part of academics and of science. It’s expected that you get used to it. Most of the time I take these rejections in stride and use it to help come back. But this one bothered me, particularly because this was my fourth try for this program, which has now been cancelled. In the #ScienceTwitter activity that developed over the day it was clear that I was not alone. By the end of the day there was a handful of us commiserating over wine (and maybe a few sour grapes).