University Researchers Play a Critical Role inCombating COVID-19

TSC institutions are leading the charge to combat COVID-19, from supplying local hospitals with 3D printed personal protection equipment to working tirelessly for a vaccine and treatments to addressing the country’s testing shortage. Discover how researchers at TSC institutions are combating COVID-19 and setting the stage to mitigate – and possibly avoid – future public health crises.

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Sparking Economic GrowthHow Fundamental Research Drives Economic Growth and Innovation

View the latest release of The Science Coalition’s Sparking Economic Growth report, which highlights U.S. companies born out of federally funded fundamental research and their role in spurring economic activity across the country.

The 53 companies featured in volume four support nearly 100,000 jobs, attract billions of dollars in research grants, and contribute more than $1.3 billion in U.S. GDP throughout the supply chain of all 50 states, despite being based in only 12 states.

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About Us

Established in 1994, the Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in fundamental scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive American competitiveness.

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Our Initiatives

The Science Coalition works to demonstrate the benefits of fundamental scientific research to the public and to celebrate the work that legislators, agency officials, and university researchers do every day to promote fundamental research. Learn more about our most recent Champion of Science Award reception below.

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TSC In Action

The Science Coalition regularly hosts events with current and former members of Congress, administration officials, and other stakeholders. Below you can browse photos that highlight some of our recent meetings and events.

Why Science Matters

If America wants to maintain our innovative edge, create meaningful jobs and realize economic growth, then we must make funding for scientific research a national priority.

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Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge

The power of a great story can change the world. We need your help – your stories – to spread the word about why science matters. Help us remind Congress that now is the time to invest in science, that now is the time to Fund it Forward!

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“New England is home to some of the world’s leading research institutions, and will no doubt benefit from these significant increases,” says @NECouncil's James Brett. How 📈 research funding from #CHIPSandScience will benefit the local innovation economy: Read More
RT @doescience: Are you a community college student? Then check this out! @ENERGY offers paid internships at our national labs for communit… Read More
Image From Twitter As a founding co-chair of @WomenSTEMCaucus, @RepWalorski was committed to ensuring our best and brightest have the resources to chase their dreams. Behind the scenes, Zachery and Emma worked tirelessly to fulfill that goal. We're heartbroken by this loss and honor their service. Read More
.@NSF Dir. @DrPanch says provisions in the #CHIPSandScience Act to boost research funding would allow NSF to provide more grants in underserved areas: “These are states that have good leadership, good institutions emerging, and they are ready to play.” Read More
#ICYMI: The reaction to the passage of the #CHIPSandScience Act last week "from industry, national security hawks and tech experts [including The Science Coalition]... was swift and overwhelmingly positive." More from @Frank_Konkel in @Nextgov: Read More
RT @RepHoulahan: It was such a pleasure to speak at the Congressional Women in STEM Caucus briefing with @NSF on the important role that wo… Read More
It is thrilling to see the bipartisan, bicameral #CHIPSandScience Act cross the finish line. The bill will ensure the next century of innovation reflects our nation’s capacity for ingenuity, builds a diverse #STEM workforce, and keeps the U.S. at the forefront of discovery. Read More
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Although @NASA plans to deorbit @Space_Station by the end of the decade, a gap in sustained funding may mean the agency won't be ready for the successive transition to commercial space stations, putting the U.S. behind in the 21st century space race. More: Read More
RT @NewsfromScience: In honor of #WorldBrainDay🧠, learn more about two groundbreaking studies of the brain structure that explains why some… Read More
We are pleased to see @AppropsDems & @HouseAppropsGOP begin their FY23 appropriations works by prioritizing robust increases for #fundamentalresearch at @doescience, @USDA_NIFA, & @EPA and build on positive results for agency budgets finalized in FY22: Read More
RT @NASAMoon: It’s #InternationalMoonDay! Today marks the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time that humans stepped on… Read More
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.@NSF's @DrPanch recently sat down with @GovMattersTV to discuss the role of federal research funding in bringing the Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships to bear and transitioning #fundamentalresearch from lab to market. Watch ➡️ Read More