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Is the current university funding model sustainable?
April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Lewis Gilbert, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Institute on the Environment
The funding model for university research has drastically changed since the 1980s. Private sector investment in fundamental research has all but evaporated and federal funding across disciplines has been flat at best. In the current landscape, universities can no longer significantly grow their own research enterprise without either identifying new sources of funding or increasing their market share of federal funds. This set of circumstances requires that we develop new models for how we fund research at the university scale, that we diversify our sources of funding, and that we develop processes for articulating and prioritizing research challenges. In this Frontiers talk, we’ll provide some brief sketches of what such innovations may look like.
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