Academic Pork

A type of 'pork barrel' (earmarked) funding for research in the US, in which peer review for funding grant proposals is bypassed by pressures from legislators, constituencies, or lobbyists
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Issues, Spring 1993) is a timely commentary on the issue of academic pork barrel.
Not only has he made it his job to inform us each year of the score in the game of academic pork, but he has tried to elucidate the forces inside and outside the Congress that have led to the game's great popularity.
The academic pork barrel just gets bigger and bigger.
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