Friday, May 09, 2008

Rejection (not mine, luckily)

Today's Times Higher calls attention to the youtube movie Rejection, whose author David Scott reflects on having his grant application turned down. Having received nearly 500 views so far (and a mention on the front page of the Times Higher), maybe that's some sort of consolation prize.

Since my recent grant application could easily get the same treatment in a few weeks, I was rather hoping for a good rant; instead, his remarks were rather measured and circumspect. He discusses his own experience in detail, including the means by which he was notified, but does not offer any solutions. The resulting tedium is relieved by Scott's engaging manner, and the (anonymous) cameraman's overenthusiastic use of the zoom lens.

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