Money for Nothing: German University Offers 'idleness Grants'
A German university is offering “idleness grants” to applicants who are seriously committed to doing sweet nothing.This indolence project is a serious look at societal values of success versus sustainability, says Hamburg arts college.
A Call for Funders to Ban Institutions That Use Grant Capture Targets
Grant capture is often used as a formal metric for academic evaluation. The author argues that this practice has led to perverse incentives for researchers and institutions and that research funders have both a responsibility and a significant interest in using their influence to halt this practice.