My NEA application journey continues... (See previous posts to read about the beginning of this odyssey.)
--I have the four pdfs.
--The four pdfs must have special names.
--The specially-named pdfs must be attached in a certain order.
--There are fifteen different places one can attach the pdfs, but I am instructed to only use the correct four places.
--I view the four specially-named pdfs to make sure they are attached in the proper order, but I don’t view them too closely because I don’t want to see a typo or realize I absolutely must change the word “said” to “asked” in my writing sample.
--I push the button that tests the form for errors.
--No bombs explode. It seems there are no errors.
--I press “save and submit.”
--Frightening question: Do I wish to replace the file?
--Grants.gov demands my password which I did not write down and which I suddenly can’t remember.
--I sweat profusely then remember it.
--I press “save and submit” again and replace my file again and type in my password again.
--Grants.gov springs to life, telling me that maybe I submitted something to somewhere but no one will know for sure for up to two days and I should watch my email for two notifications that may come but may not and if they don’t, I am welcome to email or call grants.gov them at a phone number that looks like it will ring busy for hours on end.
If I can do it, so can you. Deadline: February 28. Get going!