As described in our article on stimulus funding, researchers at the School of Medicine landed over $100 million in grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to fund their research for the next two years.

These investigators will answer many important questions in areas like cancer, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and heart disease, but they will also uncover mysteries and new opportunities for further study. In three years' time, when ARRA funds are no longer available, how will those new studies be funded?

Private gifts to create research endowments are a lasting and satisfying answer. Endowed funds provide secure funding, in perpetuity, for research in areas of mutual interest to donors and scientists. These gifts are invested in the Yale Endowment and historically, have enjoyed both secure, annual income, and solid growth of principal—a permanent stimulus for top science.

For more details, contact Jancy Houck at (203) 436-8560.

Endow a research fund: $100,000 and up