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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


New Report: Companies Created from Federally Funded University Research Fuel American Innovation, Economic Growth

A new report released today by The Science Coalition illustrates one of the many returns on investment of federally funded scientific research: the creation of new companies. Sparking Economic Growth...

The Science Coalition Comments on Agreement to End Shutdown and Lift Debt Limit

The Science Coalition is pleased that Congress has acted in a bipartisan manner to end the government shutdown and lift the nation’s borrowing limit. This allows people to get back...

Second Annual Golden Goose Awards Ceremony Honors Odd, Obscure Research That Led to Kidney Exchange, Diabetes Medicine, Biotech Industry

Six researchers, including two Nobel Prize winners, will be honored today at the second annual Golden Goose Award ceremony, celebrating researchers whose seemingly odd or obscure federally funded research turned...

Golden Goose Awards to Researchers Behind Marriage Algorithm and National Kidney Exchange and the Discoveries of Bacterium That Helped Launch Biotech Industry and Genomics Revolution

The creators of the Golden Goose Award announced today two more sets of award winners whose federally funded research may not have seemed to have significant practical applications at the...

Dr. John Eng to Receive Golden Goose Award

The creators of the Golden Goose Award announced today that the next award will go to Dr. John Eng, a medical researcher and practicing physician whose study of the extremely...

Twenty-Eight Members Of Congress Recognized For Commitment To Maintaining America's Leadership In Science And Innovation At Science Coalition "Breakfast Of Champions"

The Science Coalition today recognized 28 members of Congress for their support of funding for basic scientific research and commitment to keeping America at the forefront of biomedical and technological...

The Science Coalition Honors Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) For Commitment To Maintaining America's Leadership In Basic Research

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

The Science Coalition Comments On The Implementation Of The Sequester

The Science Coalition is extremely disappointed that the deadline for sequestration has come and gone with no plan for mitigating the harm of these indiscriminate cuts to discretionary spending. Funding...

The Science Coalition Comments On The State Of The Union Address

The Science Coalition was very pleased to hear the President emphasize in his State of the Union address the fundamental role that science and innovation play in driving the economy. ...

Members Of America's Research Community Urge Congress: Stop The Sequester

With only a month remaining before the across-the-board cuts to the nation's discretionary spending known as the sequester take effect, researchers across the country are sending an urgent message to...

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