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With more competition for fewer awards and less financial support, university research offices need to diversify their funding. EAB can help you create a growth and research funding strategy, support research faculty, and comply with new research practices.

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When done correctly, cluster hiring can balance departmental hiring needs with larger institutional research strategy. However, successful cluster hiring can often be resource-intensive, involve multiple stakeholders, and require ongoing support. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of cluster hiring by conducting thorough planning and clearly communicating across seven stages of the cluster hiring process.

The 4 steps to create an F&A infographic

One creative strategy that CROs and their teams can use to make F&A more easily understandable is to create a concise and shareable visual depiction. Read on to learn how to build your own infographic—and see how one institution put the steps into practice.
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Competition for grant funding has increased over the past two decades, with proposal acceptance rates declining as the number of submissions continues to grow. Given this increased competition, universities cannot afford to take a laissez-faire approach to faculty grant proposals. To retain—and hopefully increase—grant funding, institutions must find ways to proactively support faculty and strengthen […]