Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another grant crosses the line

I had confirmation yesterday of the awarding of another research grant, this one for €1.1 million, which is to be shared between a couple of partners.  Our part concerns cross-border planning, shared services, all-island datasets and mapping/analysis tools, and training courses.  The team put in a great effort to get this across the line.  This November has been pretty kind to me: the ERC grant, the new grant; and signing a novel contract with Snubnose Press.  And by this time next year I will no longer be director of NIRSA (or NCG).  Not often one gets a million euro grant; two in one month is unlikely to ever happen again.