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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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Press Releases Archive


Science Coalition Lauds President’s Commitment to Boost R&D Funding

The Science Coalition (TSC) strongly supports President Barack Obama’s pledge to increase spending for research and development to more than 3 percent of the nation’s GDP. President Obama made the...

TSC Local Economic Examples

Federally funded, university-based basic research is an essential component of America’s economic recovery. As these examples show, basic research stimulates the economy, drives innovation and helps to secure America’s global...

Basic Research Critical to America's Economic Recovery

The Science Coalition (TSC) today urged Congress to move swiftly to pass economic recovery legislation that includes strong funding for key science agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the...

The Science Coalition Honors Representative Brad Miller (D-NC) for Commitment to Maintaining America’s Leadership in Basic Research

The Science Coalition today gave Congressman Brad Miller its “Champion of Science” award in recognition of his strong commitment and continued advocacy for basic research funding

Basic Research is Integral to Economic Recovery and Revitalization

Bill Andresen, President of the Science Coalition (TSC) issued the following statement today in response to the release by the Senate Appropriations Committee of highlights of its version of the...

The Science Coalition Applauds House Economic Stimulus Package Proposal, Notes Commitment to Innovation and Research

The Science Coalition applauds the House for recognizing the vital need to include research funding in the economic stimulus and recovery efforts. Funding for targeted federal research programs will have...


Research and Innovation Essential to Economic Recovery

The Science Coalition (TSC) today urged Congress and the incoming Obama Administration to include funding for research in legislation currently being developed to aid in economic stimulus and recovery.

The Science Coalition’s “Ten Questions” for the Presidential Debate: Where do the candidates stand on expanding our nation’s commitment to basic research?

As the ongoing financial crisis has clearly illustrated, the top priority for the next President will be addressing the nation’s severe economic crisis. Believing that expanding the nation’s commitment to...

Prominent Business, Academic and Scientific Groups Call on Next President to Invest in Basic Research and Make U.S. a World Leader in New Energy Technologies

More than 70 business, higher education, and scientific organizations today released a petition to be delivered to both Presidential campaigns calling on the next President to propose and implement a...

The Science Coalition Honors Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) for Commitment to Maintaining America’s Leadership in Basic Research

The Science Coalition today gave Senator Charles Schumer its “Champion of Science” award in recognition of his strong and continued advocacy for basic research funding. With New York’s wealth of...

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