Saturday, February 6, 2010

Seriously NSF... I'm chewing my fingernails off here!

So, I emailed the PO my grant had been switched over to, but that person said that actually it was still assigned to the previous person. So I contacted the previous person by email, but didn't hear back, so I called and left a phone message this week. I still haven't heard back on either phone or email, but the "Status date" in Fastlane has again changed, to yesterday, but no other change has been made in my Fastlane info... so it's still "pending" with the switched-to PO... WHAT IS GOING ON!!! Clearly somebody went in and did something and the date updated... I'm going crazy here!

5 comments:

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Calm down and have a fucking cocktail!

I don't know dick about Fastlane, but in the NIH ERA Commons system, the status date changes when the grants management specialist begins to write up a notice of grant award. I suggest you spend the rest of the weekend thinking that this is what it means, and enjoy yourself.

Prof-like Substance said...

The change could be a minor internal issue. I know the feeling, but you're not doing yourself any favors by refreshing the page all night. For some reason, the last three rejections I have gotten have all been on a holiday, so at least there is no holiday for a bit.

Arlenna said...

it's just that it's been so long, this is for a CAREER award (7 months) without even a peep... and they don't respond to inquiries... I just wish they'd be more communicative. My institution already announced a bunch of the CAREER awardees for this year because they apparently thought they'd all been awarded. WTF.

Prof-like Substance said...

I won't deny that it's way too long, but what choice do you have other than waiting? POs hate when you bug them about the decision time, so they won't get back to you and they hold all the cards right now. It sucks, but it's what's for dinner.

I just try to work on something else during this time. It's the worst part of the process and I complain about it all the time, but...

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