To the tune of Disney's "Part of Your World"
Look at this grant, Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my CV is complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the prof The prof whose done everything? Look at this data Theses untold How many wonders can one model hold? Reading the intro you think Sure, she's got everything I've got prelim data a-plenty I've got colaborations galore You want clinical strains? I've got twenty! But who cares? No big deal I want funds I wanna pay my poor students more I wanna see, wanna see them workin' Spending their time in that, what do you call it? Oh - lab! Having them teach, you don't get too far Grants are required for thinking, writing Spending their time on a - what's that word again? Paper Measuring samples, doing titrations blasting little things with the laser focused on science - wish I could be Part of that world What would I give if I could live without these presures What would I pay to spend a day not on a grant? Bet'cha in Europe they understand that they must give some funding junior PIs, with a project Ready to start And ready to know what the data shows Ask the right questions and get some papers What is our model and is it too - what's the word? Funky? When's it my turn? Wouldn't I love, love to explore that world all around? Just fund this grant Then I could be Part of that world
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