An unfortunate update, dont let this ruin your Sunday : in the proposal and partnership with IETM (for TRANSFORMATION-17-2019: Societal challenges and the arts) they and we could not find a principal investigator, a partner willing to take the lead on the proposal writing, and so it has been decided to not go forward for the March 14th deadline.
This is unfortunate as @natalia_skoczylas and I were proactive in assembling that partnership and invested good hours- but we missed a key piece of information: that while discussions were had with potential partners their inability to lead was not seen as a major problem for the consortium as a whole. I pulled the alarm as soon as I found this, but I believe it can be prevented in the future. Of course, and now we know it!, joining an existing viable partnership is the better strategy to start with, instead of overinvesting in the dark.
Onwards then, looking for new funding ops.