One of the consequences of the federal shutdown is that NSF is closed. At least one grant review panel that was supposed to occur this week did not happen, and I expect it will be difficult to reschedule all the participants who had blocked out time for it this week.  If you're not happy about having your proposal reviews delayed, you should contact your elected representatives and the White House (which isn't taking calls during the shutdown, but is referring people to their Website to make comments). I have a pending proposal and have let my Senators, Congressman, and the White House know that I'm very unhappy about the delay in action on it. Same applies to USDA, USGS, DOE, and other funding sources that many ecologists depend on for their research.

David Inouye

Dr. David W. Inouye
Professor Emeritus
Department of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4415

Principal Investigator
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
PO Box 519
Crested Butte, CO 81224

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