First, it’s the anticipation, tinged with the idea that you may actually receive funding and the inevitable crash. But then, Courtney Long, a postdoctoral fellow at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, writes at Nature Jobs, the email arrives. And hidden within the 'compliment sandwich' is the bad news: rejection.

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