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In this Newsweek report, to says the following:

The report claims that since 2004, Jebb has served as the sole or co-principal investigator on 10 research projects funded with £1.37 million ($2.1 million) in industry money, “plus funding in kind.”

What does "plus funding in kind" means in this paragraph? Is such funding included in $2.1 million or not? And why is it quoted in quotes?

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    It's probably quoted because it's a quote from the report. – Matthew Read Feb 14 '15 at 23:15
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    Such such funding is definitely not included, since the cited text explicitly says plus funding in kind. Which by virtue of the preceding comma cannot possibly be parsed as part of a single total amount referred to as "industry money plus funding in kind" that totals £1.37M. – FumbleFingers Feb 15 '15 at 15:34
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Check in kind definition, sense 1:

1) in goods or produce instead of money

So it means he received some other goods or services that have some value but are not money (or can be sold/exchanged directly for money). Their value would be considered "funds" received for financial reporting purposes.

The quotes probably are because that was the wording in the report.

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