Extramural Funding for Faculty Salaries at Schools of Medicine

Topics: Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources, Administration and Finance, Clinical Faculty, Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs

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As funding from extramural sources such as the National Institutes of Health decreases, more faculty struggle to secure the required percentage of their salary from non-institutional sources. We examine the consequences of this failure on faculty members, and alternative revenue streams to replace lost extramural funds such as increased institutional responsibilities, collaboration with colleagues, and interim support funds.

Research Questions

  • How much salary must faculty members secure through extramural funding?
  • What consequences do they face if they fail to secure this funding?
  • What strategies do faculty use to secure additional funding when they lose grants and how do administrators assist them in this process?