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Old 4th November 2008
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Originally Posted by mdh View Post
One of these days I'd like ... become one of those whacky academic researcher types who lives on grants. It's true that they have, at least, most of the fun.
That's not so easy, actually. The funding rate for most Federal grants is well below 15%, and it is going down. There is a reason it takes five years to get tenure -- that is about how long it takes to get your first grant or two.
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