Baptized in a pool full of grant money

Mar 16 2014 Published by under Uncategorized

(blame the person that double-dog dared me)

Now I done grew up 'round some people living their life in labs
Granddaddy had the golden flask PCR every day at U Chicago
Some people like the way it feels, some people wanna kill their sorrows
Some people wanna fit in with the popular, that was my problem
I was in a dark room, loud tunes, looking to make a vow soon
That I'mma get granted up, fillin' up my cup, I see the crowd mood
Changing by the minute and the record on repeat
Took a pipette then another pipette, then somebody said to me:

sci, why you babysitting only two or three grants
I'mma show you how to turn it up a notch
First you get a swimming pool full of RFA’s, then you dive in it
Pool full of RFA’s, then you dive in it
I wave a few grants, then I watch 'em all flock
All the postdocs wanna play Kandel
I got a swimming pool full of RFAs and they dive in it
Pool full of RFA’s, I'mma dive in it"

clean version, for your sensitive ears
RFA = Request for Applications


2 responses so far

  • Sherane, PhD says:

    It go R01 or R21
    Pick your mech an' tell me what you doin'
    Everybody gon' respect the PI
    But the one in front of the bench lives forever…
    (the postdoc in front of the bench)
    And I been hustlin' all day, this-a-way, that-a-way
    Through the labs and hallways, just to say
    Money trees is the perfect place for shade
    and that's just how it feel

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