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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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Reports & Resources

MIT: The Future Postponed: Why declining investment in basic research threatens a U.S. innovation deficit

2014 was a year of notable scientific highlights, including: the first landing on a comet, which has already shed important light on the formation of the Earth; the discovery of...

UMR: Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Predictable and Growing Budget for the National Institutes of Health

The current budget and appropriations process coupled with lack of consensus among policymakers on how to address our long-term fiscal challenges makes it seemingly impossible to deliver the level of...

Council on Competitiveness: Clarion Call for Competitiveness

The “ace-in-the-hole” for the American economy continues to be the private sector’s ability to innovate—to introduce new high margin products and services—and be adaptive, flexible and resilient. America remains a...

American Academy for Arts & Sciences: Restoring the Foundation

Scientific and technological advances are fundamental to the prosperity, health, and security of America. Innovation and rapid integration of new knowledge and technologies emerge from investments in research and development,...

Federally Supported Innovations

22 Examples of Major Technology Advances that Stem from Federal Research Support

Riding the Wave of Federal Investment: How Federal Research Made the iPad Possible

The iPad is an extraordinary invention from Apple and Steve Jobs, but as author Mariana Mazzucato has written, technologies like this “ride the wave” of past federal investments in research.

Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2012

The Top 100 Worldwide Universities that received the most U.S. utility patents is published by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association and is based on...

Survey on Sequestration Effects Selected Results from Private and Public Research Universities

As part of a survey sponsored by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and The Science Coalition (TSC), leaders from 171 public...

Sparking Economic Growth

Sparking Economic Growth & University-Based Basic Scientific Research

Sparking Economic Growth 2.0: Founders Quotes

Founders from various companies included in The Science Coalition's Sparking Economic Growth 2.0 report comment on the role of federal funding in their university-based research.

Sparking Economic Growth 2.0

Companies Created from Federally Funded University Research, Fueling American Innovation and Economic Growth

Sparking Economic Growth 2.0: Infographic

Sparking Economic Growth & University-Based Basic Scientific Research

United for Medical Research: The Impact of Genomics on the U.S. Economy - June 2013

Federal research investment has contributed to medical science, improved public health, created American jobs and helped generate nearly $1 trillion in economic impacts to date.

Science Coalition: Committed to the Pursuit of Discovery - July 2012

Innovators: The people who fuel America's innovation pipeline. Tells the stories of six federally funded university researchers.

United for Medical Research: NIH's Role in Sustaining the U.S. Economy - 2012

An update to UMR's 2011 report on NIH's economic impact across the United States.

National Academies of Science: Research Universities and the Future of America - 2012

Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security

Task Force on American Innovation: Scientific Research & the Innovation Economy - 2012

Research in science and engineering is the backbone of America's innovation economy. See examples of innovations from research funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy...

Science Coalition: University Research Contributing to a Safer America - September 2011

Scientific research conducted at universities across the country is helping to make our nation safer and more secure. From nano-materials research to mine engineering, and plasma physics to differential reflectometry,...

Battelle: Economic Impact of the Human Genome Project - May 2011

How a $3.8 billion investment drove $796 billion in economic impact, created 310,000 jobs and launched the genomic revolution.

United for Medical Research: An Economic Engine: NIH Research, Employment, and the Future of the Medical Innovation Sector - Spring 2011

Details the economic impact of NIH, including state-by-state accounting of jobs supported by NIH research funding.

The Science Coalition's Building a Better America Toolkit: The Federal Government and U.S. Research Universities: Driving Innovation that Fuels the Economy - February 2011

Innovation fueled by basic scientific research has been a cornerstone of America's economy for the last half-century, leading to the creation of countless companies, jobs, technologies and products.

The Science Coalition's Building a Better America Toolkit: Federal Funding of Scientific Research - A Timeline - February 2011

From World War II through today, a timeline of federal funding of scientific research.

The Science Coalition's Building a Better America Toolkit: Creating Jobs, Saving Lives, Fueling the Economy - February 2011

When public money is spent on scientific research there is a tremendous return on investment.

The Science Coalition's Building a Better America Toolkit: How Does the U.S. Stack Up? - February 2011

How does the U.S. stack up in the global innovation race? The good news is that based on most indicators, America leads the world in science, technology and innovation. The...

National Academy of Sciences: Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5 - September 2010

The outlook for America's ability to compete for quality jobs in the global economy has continued to deteriorate in the last five years, and the nation needs a sustained investment...

Science Coalition: Sparking Economic Growth - April 2010

How federally funded university research creates innovation, new companies and jobs. Examples of 100 companies created from federally funded university research.

BIO: The Economic Impact of Licensed Commercialized Inventions Originating in University Research, 1996-2007 - September 2009

BIO: The Economic Impact of Licensed Commercialized Inventions Originating in University Research, 1996-2007 - September 2009

Science Coalition: Local Economic Impact of University Research - February 2009

Research universities are often among the largest employers in their regions and the source of significant local economic stimulus.

Within Our Grasp or Slipping Away? - March 2007

Assuring a new era of scientific and medical progress. A statement by a group of concerned universities and research institutions.

Science Coalition: University Research: America's Competitive Edge - 2006

Fifteen examples of how Americans can benefit from their investment in university research through scientific advances in highway safety, earthquake forecasting, almost instantaneous medical diagnoses, cancer treatments, restoring vision and...

National Academy of Sciences: Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future - October 2005

Broad Federal Effort Urgently Needed to Create New, High-Quality Jobs for All Americans in the 21st Century.

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