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Our report briefly summarizes findings from the 2002 Cornell Higher Education Research Institute survey of start-up costs at the over 220 universities classified as Research and Doctoral universities by the Carnegie Foundation in 1994. It reports the mean start-up cost packages across institutions for new assistant professors and senior faculty, broken down by institutional type (public/private), Carnegie classification and field (biology, chemistry, engineering, physics and astronomy) and also discuses the sources of funding for start-up costs.


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Ehrenberg, R. G., Rizzo, M. J., & Condie, S. S. (2003). Start-up costs in American research universities (CHERI Working Paper #33). Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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Published by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, Cornell University.