“I am a world leader, directing an excellent team of – ”
“Outstanding is better; it corresponds to a score of 5, while excellent is only a 4.”
“Oh yes, I forgot. So, I’m a world leader, directing an outstanding team…”
Does this sound like a slightly ridiculous conversation? I hope so 🙂
It is a realistic one during Australian grant writing times though.* Researchers tell each other that they have to write to the scoring criteria, which involves a lot of self-congratulatory language (also, I learned that ‘outstanding’ really is more excellent than ‘excellent’, but that’s another issue).
So what I’m about to write would be shocking on a grant proposal: I lost momentum on something.
Last year, I did a series of semi-weekly micro-podcasts on our research.
It was fun but I lost momentum in the tumult of submitting grant proposals and moving universities.
Now I’m starting again, without any promises regarding regularity 🙂
Here you go:
- Part 9 on ‘rejoinders’ and the fear of re-traumatizing children
Adding the previous ones for completeness:
- Part 8 on working & learning in Jordan
- Part 7 on the World Science Forum
- Part 6 on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Part 5 on that other embarrassment story
- Part 4 on translation of research into practice
- Part 3 on a rollercoaster week
- Part 2 on the Ear for Recovery study
- Part 1 on the study on Domestic Homicides
Next time, I’ll be back with a blogpost: we have just published a paper on children’s perspectives on life after parental intimate partner homicide. The young people had some important insights to share, which I’ll try and summarize.
For now, have a good weekend.
* I’m sure this happens in some other countries as well, but probably not everywhere as strongly.