Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back to the same old ...

I can't believe that I'm writing another fellowship application. It's as if the process is unending; I'm writing another proposal for postdoctoral work for September 2008, a full year from now. In some ways, it's still exciting, to think that I might be able to explore how one discusses the singing voice, what it communicates, and why one might choose to listen to a voice in popular music. In other ways, writing these proposals is very discouraging. Although I understand that the grant application continues when employed, the lack of success makes me sad.

Nevertheless, I'm writing my proposal from (almost) scratch, trying to make it a bit simpler, and fixing some of the problems that the FQRSC committee identified. I should have something properly written before going away next week to see my wife's family.

By the way, for all you Brown Coats who might not know, the new Serenity Collector's Edition DVD comes out today. If you know not of that of which I speak, go out to your local DVD retailer and pick up a copy (in Canada, I can pick it up today for $20 minus a penny, plus applicable taxes). Shiny!


Anonymous said...

Don't know if it will help or not, but I'm convinced part of the reason I was successful with the SSHRC was the stuff about Canada in my proposal. I'm not sure patriotism will fly in Quebec or even with your topic, but if you can work something in it may help. :)

And bon voyage! Safe travels.

Nicholas Greco said...

Right. I did include some stuff on Canada, since the case I was going to study was (and, I guess, still is) Feist (who is a Canadian). I will make sure to stress the cancon in my proposal this time around.

And thanks for the best wishes.