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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.


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ScienceWorksForU.S.

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.

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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.


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SCIENCE 2034

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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The Science Coalition

The Science Coalition Comments On Sequester Delay

January 3, 2013

The Science Coalition remains very concerned about the impact the indiscriminate spending cuts required by the sequester will have on scientific research if it is not repealed completely. The two- month delay and lower caps on discretionary spending only perpetuate the negative impact on science funding. We urge members of the 113th Congress to act quickly to find deficit reduction solutions that do not disproportionately affect scientific research. The Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 already placed mandatory caps on discretionary spending to achieve about $1 trillion in savings over the next decade. This is the part of the federal budget that funds scientific research. This is also the part of the budget that would be targeted, again, under the sequester, dealing a devastating blow to research funding. The Science Coalition, along with the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, recently launched a website, www.ScienceWorksForUS.org, that illustrates the role of research in spurring the economy and the cuts to funding for academic research in every state that would result from the sequester. It is essential that the United States put in place a long-term plan to reduce our budget deficits without undermining wise investments such as federally-funded research, which account for a very small portion of the nation’s total budget while providing extraordinary dividends for the nation’s economy. Since World War II, federally-supported science-driven innovation has fueled as much as half of all economic growth in the United States.

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