Acknowledgement of Support

May 5, 2023

Dear Researcher,

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of correctly acknowledging support in resulting publications and accurately charging publication costs to the related sponsored projects.

Acknowledgement of Support

Sponsors normally require acknowledgement of their support in all publications disseminating project results and often have requirements on how the acknowledgement must read. In some cases, the specific language is incorporated in the terms and conditions of the award and will supersede more generic language provided by the sponsor. Please ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of your award so sponsor support can be acknowledged correctly in the publication. This must be done at the time a manuscript/paper is submitted to ensure compliance with any sponsor requirements.


Researchers should confirm the accuracy of all citations in publications, as well as submissions related to grant applications, such as a biosketch. The Yale library has a resource page to assist in citation management.


Publication costs must be allocated across all active Yale awards cited in the publication on the assumption that the cited awards contributed to and benefitted from the publication. If the publication cost benefits more than one sponsored project, the cost must be allocated to each project based on the proportional benefit to each. If a contributing sponsored award is expired and no longer open for charging, the proportional cost must be charged to a non-sponsored account and cannot be allocated to the remaining active awards.

Please note, it is very important that only those grants or contracts that directly contributed to the research reported in the publication be cited. Copies of the acknowledgement should be provided as documentation when requesting payment of publication costs.

If there are any questions, please Krystina Gross, Associate Controller Sponsored Projects Financial Administration,; 203-737-5564.

Pamela S. Caudill
Senior Associate Provost for Research Administration