A Tiny Grant?
There’s an opportunity for some local (but not internal) funds to submit for a tiny health care grant. It’s $10,000. While my job here is not about getting funding, this opportunity came out of the blue, and my boss’s boss is interested in going for it. I have to submit the one-page proposal on Friday. No salary support, which is just as well. That kind of money doesn’t go far if it needs to go for salary.
My job isn’t very research-y. But if I can submit for this, and get it, then maybe I can help shift the vision of my position more over toward research. Or, at the least, I would be able to demonstrate that I continued to seek and get funding in the event that I decide in the future to focus more on an academic position. Though, for the moment, and for the forseeable future, I’m very happy where I am.
Nevertheless, I’m excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate my expertise in a venue that my office hasn’t traditionally participated in. If I can succeed here, it may open up new doors for me in a way that is really exciting. So, wish me luck. I have 5 days to dream up, write, and submit a grant. And figure out, what do I want to spend money on that isn’t already available to me? One really nice thing about MECMC: they provide me with everything I can possibly imagine needing.