How (PSU) Research $$ really works.xlsx
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Executive Summary: This google sheet tackles a number of things related to how Penn State spends its research funds.
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Who will care (most)
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F&A (Overhead)EverybodyWhere Research Overhead (a.k.a. F&A or Facilities & Administration) funds go and how undergraduates subsidize bloated Research Administration costs;
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Research Incentive Funds (RIF)FacultyHow faculty RIF (Research Incentive Funds) are determined
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Cost-share
Faculty, Grad Students
How cost-share works and the impact of a new "policy" (that was implemented without proposal) on faculty and departments respectively
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Grand FinaleEverybodyNews articles you'll probably really care about once you understand this $ stuff (if not already)
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