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At Blue Lab Coats, blogger drdrA laments the grant writing process, claiming that she's got "grant writer burnout. I've fallen into proposal purgatory and can't get out…! " she writes. Some things that drive her crazy are the rewriting process, preparing the additional paperwork, like collaboration letters and project summary, and having to juggle two separate, different proposals at the same time.

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