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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Some things I will never understand...
Despite all of the hard work that goes into planning a grant proposal, hours of discussion, and review of a lengthy request for proposals, why do some people fail to actually manage to put together a coherent proposal? When you start months in advance to put together a great proposal, why is it that at the last minute some people struggle to complete the proposal? And why am I left repeating myself, and the same instructions and warnings, over and over again? It is amazing that you can provide someone with all of the tools that they need to be successful, and they still act at the last minute as if a train is coming at them out of nowhere? Lesson learned: perhaps some people are not capable of writing grant proposals.