A correspondent asked me a question that seemed simple at first but the more I think on it, the more I realize I have very little insight. The research scientist's Curriculum Vitae (CV; similar to a résumé) contains a listing of several critical elements including scientific publications, educational degrees (bachelor's and beyond), academic appointments and selected types of scholarly/professional activity. It is also common to include a list of current and previous grant support. This latter would typically include the source of the award, one's role on the award, the title of the award and perhaps a small statement on the goals of the project.
The question was: "Do you include the amount of grant money that has been awarded"?
I do not typically do so although there is a specific type of internal institutional type of recitation of my standing that insists on the dollar figure. [ Surprising, I know, that one's institution would want the amount of money one is worth front and center. ] I have, however, seen this on people's CVs that they circulate for an upcoming seminar visit, posted on the Web, job applications, etc.
So first of all, DearReader, what practices do you observe or have you been advised to adopt? Include the cash value or not? Why or why not? For that matter, why is this information left off of the CRISP report on grants. After all, the information is public and the now-defunct CRISP-er project managed to link the NIH award \( with the projects.
PIs would having the funding amount for your projects on your CV or available on CRISP be a good thing? Neutral? Give you the heebie-jeebies?
I find myself on the heebie-jeebies side of things and I can't really come up with a reason why.....