Is it a good, bad, or neither sign if the Program Director assigned to your still-pending proposal changes from someone on the directorate whose research area is not really related to yours, to someone whose research area IS related to yours??
I am incredibly lucky to have been hired by a department who wants to let me do my 'unfocused' science. They especially like that I don't do any one thing in particular. BONUS! We'll see how it all turns out over the next 5-7 years.
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