Statement on Earmarks
Yale University does not seek appropriations for individual research projects that would circumvent existing, merit-based procedures of federal agencies for selecting projects for funding. The University has long held that evaluation of proposed projects on the basis of merit as judged by peer-review is the best method of identifying the most promising research or scholarly projects. The University advocates for budgets for the funding agencies and programs of interest to Yale faculty with the expectation that Yale faculty will compete effectively for awards.
Faculty who have ideas for federal programs to support areas of research and scholarship not currently supported by federal agencies should consult the Office of Federal Relations about the establishment of competitive programs to support these activities.