i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgJust got word that our NSF-ADVANCE grant that we’d been waiting on was finally funded. W00T!!! Start date of October 1. It’s not listed on the NSF website yet, but I’ll post the link when it is.

It’s $3.9M. The president of the university is the PI, and I’m one of 3 co-PIs. It will fund my research assistants and my major research for 5 years. Not bad for a newbie assistant professor.

I think I’m going to take the evening off.

Updated 9/6/08: the NSF award information and abstract is here.


  1. #1 pam ronald
    September 5, 2008

    Congratulations. That is really great! If you need stories from old professors in the trenches, just let me know.

  2. #2 Becca
    September 5, 2008

    WOOHOO! Congrats!

  3. #3 hypoglycemiagirl
    September 5, 2008

    yay! congratulations!

  4. #4 Jane
    September 5, 2008

    Yippie!! Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear how you spend the $$$. 🙂

  5. #5 ScienceWoman
    September 5, 2008

    Wow! That is super-awesome. Huge congratulations and hugs.

  6. #6 squawky
    September 5, 2008

    Wow – congratulations! Good to hear about success now and again – we tend to focus on our failures instead. Enjoy your evening off. 🙂

  7. #7 Sicilian
    September 5, 2008

    Wow! I did not know how big your grant would be. . . I think it is great. . . can’t wait to read of your research. . . hopefully I will understand the lingo.

  8. #8 sciencegirl
    September 5, 2008

    Congrats! I bet it feels great!

  9. #9 Allison
    September 5, 2008


  10. #10 Kim
    September 5, 2008

    Wow! Congratulations!

  11. #11 slightlyfleury
    September 5, 2008

    Yay!! Congratulations!

  12. #12 John S. Wilkins
    September 6, 2008

    Very, supremely, marvellously, excellently, cool…

  13. #13 anonymous
    September 6, 2008

    Congratulations!!! Excellent, especially these days!

  14. #14 Amanda
    September 6, 2008

    Congratulations! Yay!

  15. #15 LindaCO
    September 6, 2008

    Wow, great news! Congrats.

  16. #16 Are
    September 6, 2008

    There should be an ADVANCE program in every state!

  17. #17 Abel Pharmboy
    September 6, 2008

    Fabulous! I missed this yesterday but I hope you have a really fine hangover today. What a great vote of confidence that the univ pres wanted you to be one of the co-PIs.

    Five years is absolutely awesome! Congratulations, you should be very, very proud and your lab folks should feel very, very fortunate.

  18. #18 Alice
    September 6, 2008

    Thanks, y’all! I’m still in the happy phase, and not yet in the overwhelmed phase. I’m hoping to stay in the former for as long as possible. 😉

  19. #19 PhysioProf
    September 6, 2008

    That kicks total fucking ass!!!

  20. #20 Zuska
    September 7, 2008

    Niiiiiice! yay! That is so great! Keep that happy going as long as you can! And remember you don’t have to do it all yourself! Congratulations!

  21. #21 Pat
    September 7, 2008


    This is so great for you (and for Purdue to have you doing this, I might point out)I am looking forward to hearing about all the cool and interesting things that you all will be doing


  22. #22 jenn
    September 8, 2008

    Alice that’s amazing! Big huge congrats to you and the other PIs 🙂

  23. #23 Marie
    September 8, 2008

    Great job, Alice! I’ll look forward to following the progress of your work and seeing the changes come into being. It’s slow, but great work when you can really make it all happen.

  24. #24 Jarrett
    September 8, 2008

    Congrats! That is some seriously big money!

  25. #25 ecogeofemme
    September 8, 2008

    Good for you! Enjoy your success!

  26. #26 Julia
    September 11, 2008

    Congratulations, Alice! -julia (MJIS3009)

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