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This is exactly what you want to see on your R01 Summary Statement....
This is an outstanding revised proposal addressing a treatment void for the important and prevalent [redacted public health concern]...
As much fun as this is seeing the "Strengths" list multiple bullets. And as good even as that, the "Weaknesses" for the most part blank or just identifying previously highlighted issues you raised in the text anyway.
Indeed, I cry "Fucking Win"*!
*Note - I was only a minor player of this, but had a good deal of input on editing and structuring certain sections. Therefore I am basking in reflected pride and the knowledge that at least a couple of my team and friends have jobs for the next four years.
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w00t indeed! I got a hug from the PI last week and a "we wouldn't have got this without your help"
made me feel all...something inside. What's that feeling you get when good things happen? Happiness or something..
Tideliar: Did you drag the "Investigator(s)" score down? :P
Good effort, Sir. I shall now attempt to bathe in the refractions of your reflected glory. Mmmmmm, denser media.
@TJ: Alas I can't be blamed for this one. As non-faculty I'm not eligible to be a PI or Co-I on any grant. I am but a line item in my group budget...
@NC: another w00t! pwnd!
@TFM: who you callin' dense?
I'm guessing you're still saturated with alcohol from the SfN. Positively homeopathic dilutions, I hope.
@pascal: went from 32 all the way down to 3 for the resubmission :)
@TFM: Been drinking a lot of that new QED Homeopathic vodka recently!