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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.


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


Early career researchers share their views on the state of science in the U.S.

On April 15, 2014, The Science Coalition hosted a Media Roundtable featuring winners of the prestigious Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from universities across the country. The...

TSC Panelists Discuss Role of Research Funding in Moving Innovation from the Lab to the Marketplace

On March 13th, The Science Coalition hosted a luncheon briefing with the House Science and National Labs Caucus highlighting TSC’s recent report “Sparking Economic Growth 2.0,” which identifies 100 companies...

Obama's Budget Proposal Fails To Calm The Science Community's Freak Out

In his budget released Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed setting the funding for the National Institutes of Health at $30.2 billion this upcoming fiscal year. The funding level represents a slight...


OSU biotech spinoff lauded for fueling American innovation

A biotechnology company started by researchers at Ohio State has been cited as one of the nation’s best examples of the benefits that federally funded research provides to the American...

U.S. Rep. Lipinski, research leaders link innovation to economy

The leaders of Illinois' top research institutions called on the U.S. government Tuesday to provide funding for the kind of science work they say leads to economy-boosting innovations. 

Researcher-Entrepreneurs Brief Congressional Staff

The Science Coalition hosted a congressional staff briefing Nov. 21st with founders from four of the companies featured in TSC’s Sparking Economic Growth 2.0 report.  The panel of researcher-entrepreneurs was...

Sequester Woes for Research

The automatic federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, that took effect in March have forced universities to lay off research-related personnel, delay projects and admit fewer graduate students, according to a...

Universities continue to lobby against sequester’s cuts of research funding

At many research universities, the deep federal budget cuts known as the sequester continue to cloud the future of laboratories and the scientists who staff them. This week university presidents meeting...

On My Wish List for Budget Negotiations in Congress: Let's Sequester the Sequester

My plea to our lawmakers is: please read the Science Coalition's timely report that illustrates how federal investment in basic research "sparks" economic growth. It's time to reverse the...

Science coalition spotlights local spin-off companies

Two Northwestern University spin-off companies are among those spotlighted in a new national report issued Oct. 29 by The Science Coalition. Both are based in the area, in Evanston and Skokie.

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