grantsmanship

[ grants-muhn-ship, grahnts- ]
/ ˈgrænts mənˌʃɪp, ˈgrɑnts- /

noun

skill in securing grants, as for research, from federal agencies, foundations, or the like.

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Origin of grantsmanship

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; grant + -s3 + -manship
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