Definition of grantsmanship in US English:



  • The skill or practice of obtaining grants-in-aid, especially for research.

    • ‘The investigating committee considers this growing emphasis on successful grantsmanship as a criterion for retention to be an ominous development, a threat to principles of academic freedom and tenure.’
    • ‘Develop skills essential for competitive grantsmanship.’
    • ‘The variables authorship, grantsmanship and leadership were used to measure faculty productivity.’
    • ‘In addition, he has been designated as a Faculty Fellow by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station for scholarly accomplishments and meaningful contributions to science through exceptional research leadership and grantsmanship.’
    • ‘The University research and technology office may have experts who can speak on grantsmanship and other related subject matter.’
    • ‘Next, education provides a deeply satisfying sense of joy for professors who are not distracted by constant demands to prove their worth or to fund their positions through successful grantsmanship.’