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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Today, the House approved funding increases for federal research agencies including @doescience, @NIH, and @NSF. We now urge the Senate to prioritize robust, long-term investment in the research enterprise for the health and security of our nation, STEM workforce, and economy. Read More
RT @UCAdvocacy: NOW OPEN: @scicoalition’s #FundItForward Student Video Challenge! Students, tell us how investments in fundamental science… Read More
RT @MITinDC: The #FundItForward Student Video Challenge is back! Earn cash prizes by helping @scicoalition spread the word about why scienc… Read More
Image From Twitter NOW OPEN: The #FundItForward Student Video Challenge is back! Students, tell us how investment in fundamental science has impacted your work. The challenge is open now through Oct. 19. Learn more: https://t.co/Aur3WxVhyX #ThankstoScience #FundScience https://t.co/JhhlIMM0pg Read More
Today, Congress supported critical agricultural research at @USDA_NIFA & @USDA_ARS by voting in favor of the first appropriations package. This is a step in a positive direction toward providing predictability to our researchers. Read More
As the fight against #COVID19 intensifies, @NSF has awarded nine @Harvard researchers #RAPID grants–specialized funding for projects with urgent need. Their work ranges from public health information sharing to technology that could stop airborne viruses. https://t.co/tCMgM5PQ3R Read More
Bush’s report still rings true 75 years later. Robust, sustained federal investment in #fundamentalresearch at federal research agencies like @NSF is critical to keep the US at the forefront of scientific discovery and to support economic recovery. https://t.co/FP42YNZjt0 Read More
At the time "Science—The Endless Frontier" was published, our country was healing from WWII. 75 years later, the US is facing another crisis in #COVID19, but @NSF Dir. @DrPanch is optimistic #NSFfunded projects will continue to move the nation forward. https://t.co/xI9fwoG1l7 Read More
#ICYMI: @HouseBudgetDems and @housebudgetGOP heard from university representatives and science experts how #COVID19 has increased the urgency for robust federal investment in science and innovation. Catch up here: https://t.co/qH8pSilwgn #FundScience Read More
Image From Twitter Thank you @RepCasten for joining our virtual Headliner Happy Hour! We appreciated hearing your dedication to ensuring the #STEM workforce has the federal resources needed to navigate #COVID19 and crafting smart policy informed by university research. https://t.co/IemH4G34v4 Read More