How to get an earmark

An earmarkable research project should…

1. Result in a direct economic impact that benefits the local area or the United States as a whole.

2. Have clearly defined timelines.

3. Mesh with a clear goal held by a particular federal agency.

4. Employ the unique knowledge, skills and/or capabilities of local experts, units, or institutions.

5. Have a direct, positive effect on local and state stakeholders.

6. Add significant value to a local, regional or national initiative, effort or area.

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