I agree there is, actually, no rhyme at all in this title.
However, March and April are pretty ugly months for researchers. The fact is:
When not in July, RE deadlines are at the beginning/middle of March.
MODELS deadlines are usually at the end of March.
French Associate professor applications were due this year for April 1st.
European Project proposals are due all along April
SPLC’2014 : April 18th
ASE’2014 : April 25th (usually in may)
to get thing a bit more difficult and tough, March and April are the beginning of … Spring, with the legions of pollens that strike the poor allergic people (like me), though I admit, the rainy weather was quite helpful and it was better this year than last year, which was a real true pain.
Consequently, I’m happy to have finished with all of this 🙂
The good point is: Usually May is a really really short worked month (with a lot of day-off), and I’m getting in vacations in a couple of days!