When Rob Knop was a junior faculty member he says he went to a meeting where an associate provost said that grant support wasn't necessary to receive tenure, and that the applicant only needed to be an excellent researcher. The provost continued to say that to be a good researcher in the sciences means continual funding — and that means having more than one grant.
We're a bit confused, too. Anybody else have fun tenure stories? Share them on our comments page.