Grants are the scientist’s homework
I can’t believe I did not realize this before. Thanks to Mickey Kosloff for enlightening me by posting this on his Facebook.
Of course grants are like homework. You don’t want to do them; anything is better, really; multiple excuses why not to do them right now; anything has more priority, suddenly.
BUT if you do them (grants/homework) badly you get a bad grade. Actually, even if you do them well, you can get a bad grade. You will get left behind (no promotion) or kicked out of school (no tenure). And if you keep not doing them or not doing them well, you won’t get to play (do research).
OK, I messed around enough. Back to grant writing…
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