Update: Happy ending stories already coming online, such as one PI receiving two R21s and another receiving a P01 … I guess they certainly do have something to cheer about.
As more and more of you become stimulated by ARRA funding, you might consider whether you have a “success story” to share with your funding IC. NIAID has created an ARRA Success Stories Website, and I assume at least some – if not all – other ICs will follow suit. NIAID will eventually have a Web-form through which you can submit your anecdotes, but in the meantime, please send firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
- Grant number, project title, PI name
- How ARRA funding has helped you (1,000 words or fewer)
Another NIAID page suggests what you might report:
Share your successes, both big and small, with us and your community. For example, your personal stories can illustrate how the funds enabled you to keep your lab intact, hire a promising young scientist, expand your research, or advance science.
Maybe even salvage a tenure application. Good luck to you all in getting your sliver (à la mode, of course) of the stimulus pie!