Thursday, March 24, 2016

In an Era of Tighter Budgets, Researchers Find Tenure Without Grants

The Chronical of Higher Education
Paul Basken
March 24, 2016

It’s long been a rite of passage at major research universities: To have a chance at tenure, scientists first need to win at least one full-size federal grant.

Now that’s changing. Though they’re reluctant to discuss details, several large research universities admit that they’ve begun granting tenure to faculty members who haven’t yet crossed that threshold, a concession to several years of flat federal support for science.

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