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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.


The Science Coalition

Science Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership on Continuing Resolution

November 29, 2016

The Science Coalition sent the following letter to congressional leaders: 

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leaders McConnell, Pelosi and Reid:


On behalf of The Science Coalition, we are writing to express our deep concern about passage of a second short-term continuing resolution in December and urge Congress to instead complete the FY2017 appropriations process this year. The Science Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization of 60 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness.


Continuing resolutions are particularly harmful for research. Budget uncertainty puts ongoing research projects in jeopardy and limits the ability of federal agencies to fund new projects. Given all the work done this year to finalize individual appropriations bills, it is disappointing that a string of continuing resolutions might be the final outcome. Moreover, these bills contained some important proposed increases for science agencies including the National Institutes of Health, NASA’s science program, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, ARPA-E and the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.


Federally funded scientific research is critical to America’s ability to innovate, compete and create jobs.  We strongly urge Congress to complete the FY2017 appropriations process and provide the proposed increases for America’s science enterprise.




Jack Cline

University of Kansas

Science Coalition President


Glynda Becker

Washington State University

Science Coalition Vice President


Alexandra Hermann

Rutgers University

Science Coalition Treasurer


Anna Quider

Northern Illinois University

Science Coalition Secretary
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