There's nothing quite like being so close, yet so far, but this week has pretty much fit that to a T.
First I got a call from NSF to let me know that my proposal has been recommended for funding... but there probably won't be money in the budget this round so I may have to resubmit and hope for the best next round.
Then the NIH scores come out on a different proposal and we got a 27. Payline last round was 24.
FFS, we've got two proposals on very different topics teetering on the edge and I'm supposed to be prepping resubmits for July, which could be a waste of my time, but are needed to cover my ass in case one or both proposals don't fly. It's great that we're close, but this is not horseshoes. In the mean time, I wait.
And write. Which is hard to do with your fingers crossed.