We have heard the following from the BBSRC:
BBSRC RESEARCH GRANT AWARD: BB/I001875/1 Quantification of Promoter
activity using lux Read-outs and Mathematical Models
As you are aware, the above research grant application has been recommended
for funding by Committee C. I am writing to inform you that the start date
of all grants has been set to 4 April 2011 and no grants can start before
this date. This has been necessary in order to limit grant expenditure
during the 2010/11 financial year.
A small reduction has been made across the direct costs on all grants
awarded in this round. You will be expected to accommodate this reduction
by achieving efficiency savings during the course of the project.
So, all being well, we expect to start our recruitment process in December/January. If something close to the full amount is awarded, there will be two positions, one theoretical (with me) and one experimental (with Phil Hill and Dave Scott). If you are interested in working with us, watch this space!