NIGMS has a postdoc training program titled "Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program". This amuses me no end. Someone on this grant is a PRAT.
This had me wondering on the twits: Perhaps they should have a program called "Graduate In Training (GIT) Program".
Then @michaelhoffman suggested:
@Odysseyblog Advanced Researcher Skills Education
— Michael Hoffman (@michaelhoffman) March 11, 2016
One could then progress from GIT to PRAT to ARSE...
Pretty much the system we currently have described in acronyms.
— Odyssey (@Odysseyblog) March 11, 2016
— Mick Craig (@mickcraig101) March 11, 2016