Friday, July 6, 2007

IPY news : CASE-IPY is selected !!!

Our International Polar Year project has just been selected by the ANR (Agence National de la Recherche)!! In short, this means the CASE-IPY project has passed scientific scrutiny, and is deemed worth of funding. Phew....!!!!

We have been waiting a long time for this news (ever since the application deadline, which was March 1st - four months ago). My first reaction upon hearing the news this morning was elation: "We made it!". The second was: "Oh my God we are actually going to have to run this crazy experiment..." Still, even that thought is no way near enough to wipe the grin off my face.

Now for the dampener: although the project selection phase is now over, we still do not know what the funding decision itself will be. The ANR conditions funding of selected projects on the validation of each project's budget, on their financial analysis of our partners, and on the transmission of all necessary administrative and financial information by each of the partners.

In short: today's news means we should be funded, but we don't yet know by how much.

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Getting funded is such a relief.

B. N. Sullivan said...

Congratulations, Alessia. Best of luck with the project.

Alessia Maggi said...

Thank you both, James and B.N. . I think the reality of it is slowly beginning to sink in...