One step forward, two steps back

During the last week of holidays, I received the proof of my last accepted paper. This cheered me up before going back to work. However, at the end of that same week, I received an email from the CIHR telling me that my grant application was ineligible for funding.

As written in a previous post, I was not overly confident with this submission since it was my first one as a PI. Receiving such news still hurts even if it is expected. Unfortunately, this application did not get a good score. So, I am not happy…Β  This situation will definitely postpone my research activities. The reviewers of my grant application got some good points though. My aim is to submit that application next year following a lot of work… However, I am looking forward to see if I will have enough time to answer all reviewers’ concerns. Indeed, more pilot data are needed…

I will now wait for the FRSQ’s decision regarding my Research Scholar (Junior 1) application.