Why Grants.gov Should Be Abolished

Recently, I tried to help a faculty member at my college submit a grant proposal to a National Institutes of Health competition. I soon discovered that one can no longer submit a grant to NIH directly. One has to submit it through Grants.gov. I estimate that it took me more than 25 hours to try to submit the grant. After 37 error messages (I have them saved, because no one would believe me without cyber evidence), I am still not sure the proposal was received.–Carol KolmertenWhy Grants.gov Should Be Abolished (Chronicle)

This article struck terror into my once-hopeful heart.