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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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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We’re proud @SenatorBaldwin will serve as Chair of @commercedems’ Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather to advance the missions of @NSF, @NIST, @NOAA, and @WHOSTP – a fitting job for one of our #ChampionsofScience. #FundScience Read More
.@SenatorWicker, your experience on @SenateCommerce is invaluable as you continue to lead the committee as Ranking Member. We must continue to support the #STEM workforce and invest in #fundamentalresearch at universities to grow our economy and stay competitive. #FundScience Read More
Congrats to #ChampionofScience @SenatorCantwell on her new role as Chair of @commercedems. As the first woman to lead the committee, we are eager to see how you will address challenges brought on by #COVID19, particularly for #WomeninSTEM. #FundScience Read More
As Chair of the @SenateApprops Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, #ChampionofScience @PattyMurray will be a strong advocate for the partnership between federal research agencies like @NIH and research institutions. #FundScience Read More
We’re counting on Senate appropriations’ Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chair @SenFeinstein & Ranking Member @SenJohnKennedy to advance #fundamentalresearch investment at @ENERGY + @doescience. A robust university research ecosystem is key to innovation #FundScience Read More
.@SenatorTester and @SenShelby, under your leadership as the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate appropriations’ Subcommittee on Defense, we can strengthen funding for #fundamentalresearch across the @DeptofDefense. #FundScience Read More
Welcome Ranking Member @JerryMoran to Senate appropriations’ CJS Subcommittee. #COVID19 has shown the value of supporting research agencies and their counterparts at research universities. We look forward to collaborating to grow the scientific enterprise through @NSF and more. Read More
#ChampionofScience @SenatorShaheen knows investing in #fundamentalresearch through federal research agencies like @NSF, @NIST, and @NOAA drives economic growth. We’re excited to continue our work together in your role as Chair of @SenateApprops’ CJS Subcommittee to #FundScience. Read More
We’re thrilled to see #ChampionofScience @SenatorBaldwin as Chair of @SenateApprops Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, @US_FDA, & Related Agencies. University research led by @USDA_NIFA is critical to workforce development and agricultural innovation. #FundScience Read More
.@SenatorLeahy and @SenShelby, your leadership on Senate appropriations is key to advancing federal investment in scientific research at research institutions. We look forward to working with you to fund robust, predictable funding for U.S. science and innovation. #FundScience Read More
Congrats @BettyMcCollum04 on your selection as Chair of the House appropriations’ Subcommittee on Defense. We look forward to working with you and #ChampionofScience Ranking Member @KenCalvert to advance #fundamentalresearch through @DARPA, @DoD_STIx, & more. #FundScience Read More
We’re looking forward to working with Chairman @RepCartwright of the House appropriations’ CJS Subcommittee and Ranking Member @Robert_Aderholt to secure robust federal funding for @NSF and #fundamentalresearch at our nation’s research universities. #FundScience Read More
RT @NASA: 🔴 LIVE NOW: Today, we make it official. Join us from Hidden Figures Way as we celebrate the renaming of our headquarters building… Read More