Some of you may remember that I wrote a proposal for a postdoc fellowship from the National Science Foundation to go to New Zealand for two years to do research.
The funding rate is only like 20% so I jumped on the Seattle offer, figuring that was a pretty good alternative option.
I found out last week that my proposal got funded!
But alas, I can't accept it as I signed a contract in Seattle :-(
I was thisclose to being surrounded by boys with cute accents!
I found out the funding was coming from the stimulus package, so unfortunately it can't be deferred. But I hope you are all happy to know that not all that money is going to millionaire bankers :-)
Oh well, anyway Brett and Germaine are already married (but I have tix to see them in MSP anyway!)