Fund me, maybe?

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I thought this was worth sharing, filmed at an AAS conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTvajOQ_xak

Both hilarious and a little sad.
 

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I'm working on a grant application with a deadline of midnight tonight. That hit home! Hard! Ouch! :yuck:

Thanks for sharing.
 
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Best of luck.

Just finished filing for a bunch of post-bachelors research scholarships/apps myself, I really should get back to revising for finals!

Nice to see there's a human side to the cutthroat world of science funding
 
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Perhaps researchers should get some training in sales, though it can be tough selling something intangible... :)
NASA has obtained $500bn of public money over their ~50 year run, which is less than the US financial sector payout that was negotiated in less than a year and didn't produce anything more tangible than what NASA produced.

If they can do it, so can you!

*sigh*
 
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I thought this was worth sharing, filmed at an AAS conference:

Both hilarious and a little sad.
That's hysterical. Thanks for finding it, Lavabug!

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Just last night I was reading in the latest Physics Today, an article about people using crowdsourcing sites to try to get some money for their research projects.
 
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Just last night I was reading the in the latest Physics Today, an article about people using crowdsourcing sites to try to get some money for their research projects.
The people in the US High Energy Physics may have to do that, or even a bake sale, if the current funding plan for the next fiscal year comes true.

In contrast, DOE's high-energy physics program, which funds work in elementary particle physics, would see its budget fall 1.7% from the 2012 level to $777 million.
HEP in the US is really under severe stress for the past few years. And students who are thinking about going into this field need to be aware of this trend that appears to not be changing anytime soon.

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