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Golden Goose Award

The Science Coalition is a founding organization of the Golden Goose Award. The purpose of the Golden Goose Award is to demonstrate the human and economic benefits of federally funded research by highlighting examples of seemingly obscure studies that have led to major breakthroughs and resulted in significant societal impact.



ScienceWorksForU.S. is a joint project of The Science Coalition, the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to inform policymakers and the public of the devastating impact that sequestration is having on federally funded scientific research.

Universities conduct the majority of basic scientific and medical research in the United States and, as such, are ground zero for the discovery and innovation that fuels the economy, as well as for the education of future scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers and entrepreneurs.


Innovation Deficit

Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are investing heavily in these areas. The Science Coalition supports the effort to Close the Innovation Deficit and believes sustained federal investments in research and higher education are necessary to develop the ideas, people, and innovations that power our economy, create jobs, improve health, and strengthen our national security.



What does science hold for the future? SCIENCE 2034 is an initiative by The Science Coalition to mark our 20th anniversary by looking forward 20 years and focusing on the possibilities of the future.

While we don’t know what the next “Big Thing” will be, we can make some educated predictions about how well-funded scientific research might change our lives and our world. At www.Science2034.org we ask scientists, policymakers and thought leaders to weigh in and tell us what they think science will enable 20 years from now and what that will mean to individuals, society and the world.


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In the News Archive


What Others Are Saying: The Passage of the FY 2018 Omnibus Bill and its Impact on Scientific Research

“We thank Congress and President Trump for investing in scientific research and development by signing the FY 2018 omnibus funding bill into law. Many Members of Congress recognize that funding...


When the federal budget funds scientific research, it’s the economy that benefits

Emergency: You need more disposable diapers, right away. You hop into your car and trust your ride will be a safe one. Thanks to your phone’s GPS and the microchips...

American-made innovation begins with federally funded research

Members of Congress return to Washington this week with a daunting task in front of them: reaching agreement on funding the federal budget for the remainder of the fiscal year...


Next president must value funding scientific research

Science isn’t a partisan issue. It affects each of us every day regardless of ideology. It will affect our future. It is time for the discussion of who would be...

Science is key to U.S. standing but presidential candidates largely ignore it

Aside from Hillary Clinton’s brief mentions of the need to focus on developing technology and clean energy jobs and addressing climate change, science issues were absent from the first presidential...

Scientists Finally Recognized for Eradicating the Sexy Screwworm

"You just can't castrate enough flies!" That was the response Edward Knipling and Raymond Bushland got from their fellow scientists when they shared their novel scheme to end the screwworm...

Think science when voting on Super Tuesday

Voters weigh many things when deciding who would make the best President: integrity, position on health care, economic and security policies, and the like. But maybe on this Super Tuesday...


The Scientist Who Taught Cookie Monster Self-Control Has A Warning For Congress

Walter Mischel, who devised the famous "marshmallow test," worries future scientists won't get the money to do something similar. Among the characters on Sesame Street, Cookie Monster is perhaps the most...

Andrew Merluzzi: It's time to prime the pump for young scientists

After graduating with a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UW-Madison, Joanne Yew hit the job market, optimistic. She wanted her own laboratory, where she could mentor students, solve important questions in...

The Best Partner for the Next President: Research Universities

The nation and the world need the kind of discovery and imagination that U.S. universities nurture.  As we once again enter a presidential campaign cycle, candidates will face critical questions about...

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