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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


Golden Goose awards announced for obscure science

Like the Ig Nobel Prize, researchers behind high-impact studies that at first seemed obscure have been honored in another round of prizes: the Golden Goose awards.

Golden Goose Awards promote basic biology, math research

A year ago, some Congressmen announced they would begin handing out new awards meant to recognize basic, fundamental research. Called the Golden Goose Awards, they were intended to emphasize how...

Golden Goose Award honors UCLA Nobel laureate Lloyd Shapley

Lloyd Shapley, a professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at UCLA who received the Nobel memorial prize in economics in December 2012, is one of the five newest honorees to...

University lab chiefs confront innovation challenges

Leaders of some of the nation’s largest university research institutions gathered in Washington on Wednesday to discuss the future of innovation at their laboratories in the wake of declining government...

'Slow-Growing Cancer'

When Steven Warren, the vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas, sought on Wednesday to describe the effects of several months of across-the-board federal budget cuts on scientific...

Sequestration Strikes Again, This Time Threatening University Research Funding

Research officials from universities all across the country met for an annual conference in D.C. on Wednesday to talk about how federal policies have positively impacted or proved detrimental to...

Sequestration Cuts To Research 'Like A Slowly Growing Cancer'

Research leaders at some of the top American universities have held an annual gathering in Washington the last four years to discuss science, technology, and how federal policies have hampered...

The Science Coalition and the Association of American Universities Host ‘All Things Research 2013’: A Roundtable Discussion on State of U.S. Science, Technology & Innovation

On July 10, 2013, the Science Coalition and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted a roundtable discussion on the current state of federal funding for basic scientific research featuring...

Headliner Breakfast Featuring Congressman Jared Polis

While attending Princeton University, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) co-founded his first company, American Information Systems, a success he followed with the launching of bluemountain.com and Proflowers.com. He has been named...

Representatives Hultgren & Holt lead bipartisan call for sustained Office of Science Funding for FY2014

As you begin work on the Fiscal Year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, we write to express our strong support for robust and sustained funding for the Department of...

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