It’s the time of year when a lot of grant applications are coming due. I’m not pursuing as many this year as in previous years, partly because grants for the writing portion of projects are much harder to come by than grants for research. This seems an apt parallel to the project itself: writing in Kansas is much less glamorous than researching in Berlin. Still, I’ve submitted one already and will submit another within the next month, one to support the writing and one to help fund the eventual exhibition in Berlin. Conventional wisdom in this field purports that grants beget more grants, so I’ll certainly hope that’s the case this time around.