Inside Higher Ed
June 11th, 2015
Grant income targets for individual academics, which have been blamed
for the suicide of Stefan Grimm, a professor at Imperial College
London, exist in some form at about one in six British universities, a
Times Higher Education submitted a Freedom of Information
request to all U.K. universities, asking whether they set such targets.
Of the 93 that responded, 11 said that at least some of their
departments, faculties, institutes or schools set individual
grant-winning goals for at least some individuals. Those are Imperial,
Queen Mary University of London, Abertay University, Plymouth
University, Robert Gordon University and the Universities of Aberdeen,
Dundee, East Anglia, Glasgow, Greenwich and Leeds.