Earmarked Appropriations: The Debate Over the Method of Federal Funding
The report that follows is the product of the Committee’s deliberations.
The associations which sponsored the Committee and to which its report was addressed are at this date still considering the recommendations of the report. The Association of American Universities has adopted a resolution reaffirming its position supporting the use of scientific merit for research funding decisions and opposing earmarked funding, and agreeing to a moratorium on earmarked funding while the Association supports the creation of federally-funded research facilities programs. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities have adopted or considered similar statements of support for federal facilities programs and related efforts.