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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Thank you, @SenToddYoung, for joining our headliner event! We are grateful for your steadfast support of the #EndlessFrontierAct, the #RISEAct, and the innovative research taking place at universities across the country, including @IUImpact and @NotreDame. Read More
RT @SenToddYoung: It was great to speak with the @scicoalition, a nonprofit dedicated to sustaining federal investment in scientific resear… Read More
RT @UCSDGRR: Why does science matter?@scicoalition is hosting a Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge that is accepting submissions fr… Read More
Born from the work of two @wsupullman faculty and backed by federal research funding, @athirapharma is changing the way we develop drug therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. With its #Alzheimers treatment now in the last clinical trial phases, the company is growing. Read More
RT @UOAdvocates: .@scicoalition’s #FundItForward Student Video Challenge! Students, tell us how investment in fundamental science has impac… Read More
Image From Twitter In his final year as a Congressman, @daveloebsack was named a #ChampionofScience, highlighting his dedication to funding the #fundamentalresearch taking place at @uiowa and on campuses across the country. #ThanksToOurChampions https://t.co/KLrbS6tUOr Read More
As a #ChampionofScience, @RepFredUpton knows #ResearchRelief is key in keeping the research ecosystem strong and getting ahead of public health crises. This fall, please continue your work to pass the #RISEAct on behalf of our federal research agencies. https://t.co/CenjL5tDdV Read More
Image From Twitter Need inspiration for your entry to the #FundItForward Student Video Challenge? Check out last year’s winners and get all the information before the deadline on Oct. 19: https://t.co/Aur3WxVhyX https://t.co/3DFLKD87q9 Read More
.@RepDianaDeGette, thank you for your leadership on the #RISEAct. This bill will provide critical #ResearchRelief for the #STEM workforce. Please continue working with other members of Congress to get it passed! https://t.co/CenjL5tDdV Read More
RT @WSU_Research: The @scicoalition is hosting a video challenge for students to tell your stories! We need your help to spread the word ab… Read More
Without #ResearchRelief, the US is facing serious funding inefficiencies for research activity, which could cost billions in the long term. The #RISEAct will insulate ongoing work from delays and disruptions and provide a viable path for future projects. https://t.co/NDHHOiRNQu Read More
Thank you, @SenateCommerce and @CommerceDems for passing the #RISEAct. #ResearchRelief for our federal research agencies is essential to protect past investments and support America’s #STEM workforce. https://t.co/3n1gH7X6z0 Read More