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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


133 Groups Urge Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit

The Science Coalition joins more than 130 business, science, health, and university organizations today in a letter addressed to Members of Congress urging them to pass an omnibus FY2015 appropriations...

The Science Coalition Honors Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) for Commitment to Maintaining America’s Leadership in Scientific Research

The Science Coalition today presented Congressman John Culberson with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and...

The Science Coalition Honors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) for Commitment to Maintaining America’s Leadership in Scientific Research

 The Science Coalition today presented Senator Chris Coons with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States...

Third Annual Golden Goose Awards Ceremony Honors Researchers Whose Unusual Work Produced Big Results

Eight researchers from several disciplines will be celebrated tonight at the third annual Golden Goose Award ceremony for their roles in improving the health of premature infants and in paving...

Where Will Science Take Us in 20 Years? New Blog Provides Predictions for the Year 2034

The Science Coalition today unveiled a new blog featuring predictions of what science and innovation will yield for the future. The blog – SCIENCE 2034 – is intended to call...

Taxpayer-Funded Massaged for Baby Rats Lead to Vastly Improved Outcomes for Premature Infants

What could we possibly learn from massaging rat pups? The answer is, a lot. Just ask the millions of families whose prematurely born infants have survived and thrived on account of...

Closing the Innovation Deficit One Year Later: Some Progress But Much More Needed

WASHINGTON, DC – One year after they launched a campaign to urge Congress and the President to close the nation’s innovation deficit, a group of prominent university, scientific, and business...

Economists Behind the FCC’S Spectrum Auction to Receive Golden Goose Award

Robert Wilson, Paul Milgrom and R. Preston McAfee, whose basic research on game theory and auctions enabled the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to first auction spectrum licenses in 1994, were...

Science Coalition Letter to House Committee on Space, Science and Technology on the FIRST Act

Dear Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology: As your committee prepares to markup the FIRST Act, The Science Coalition urges you to bear in mind the tenets of...

The Science Coalition Submits Testimony in Advance of Senate Hearing on Driving Innovation Through Federal Investments

“If America wants to maintain its innovative edge, create meaningful jobs and realize economic growth, then investment in scientific research must be given a higher priority,” The Science Coalition said...

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