Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Snork Maiden's Team Gets Another Year of Funding

Good news - the research team that Snork Maiden is part of got some more funding but less than they asked for, so either:

1. They need to find more money from other sources.

2. They have to cut out part of the team.

3. They can use the funding for one year instead of two.

But at least that is a very good start. At the moment I'm thinking it is unlikely that I am going to get a job for the first half of 2010 unless I go outside academia but that will reduce my momentum in getting research done and reduce my chance of getting an academic position. The grants I'm planning on applying for won't provide funding until the beginning of 2011 if I get them. No-one knows whether our current project will get any continuation funding. The whole research centre was funded for 3 years upfront. It looks like I can get expenses to work in Sweden for a month in early 2010 but not clear if I can get any salary. I still have a chance to get an academic position starting in the second half of 2010 which would work out well.

2 comments: said...

You might try using OpenOffice. It's free, and it opens my old excel charts OK (although the sheet they're in has spreadsheet cells in the background). I haven't played around with how to hide the grid.

mOOm said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm downloading right now. Maybe I'll post a review. Microsoft should consider a beginner interface and a power user interface. The latest version of Excel has gone in a decidely beginner direction and dropped useful features with the goal of making it more user friendly to the beginner because "people are afraid of numbers"...