There are several benefits to developing a successful funded research portfolio, as well as several challenges inherent in funded research. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the benefits and challenges of funded research from a department chairperson's perspective. Several issues are addressed: the benefits of extramural funding; strategies for developing and sustaining a department's funded research portfolio; the impact of funding on a department's identity; the impact of a funded research program on the scholarship of a department and its graduate program; the implications of funded research for interdisciplinary cooperation; and various administrative concerns that accompany an active and extensive portfolio of funded research. The goal of this essay is to provide the reader with a more complete understanding of the positive and negative implications of funded research for a communication department.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Communication Research|
|State||Published - Nov 2002|
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position will “pay for itself.” Until that time, a portion of our salary savings goes to support the position. Another example is the university’s funding of a college-level grant administrator to help manage funded projects from start to finish. Of course, we could have used such a person years ago. Such is the time lag associated with some of the benefits of funded research.
- Department reputation
- Funded research
- Graduate education
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics