The Science Coalition (TSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 leading American public and private research universities. Our mission is to strengthen the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive American global competitiveness. Our efforts are focused nearly exclusively on public affairs and communications and not on traditional lobbying, although we expect TSC-developed materials and campaigns to enhance our members’ individual lobbying efforts.

TSC seeks proposals from Washington, DC-based public affairs and/or consulting firms to assist in developing and implementing strategic public affairs initiatives and campaigns to support advocacy for federally funded, university-based scientific research with member institutions’ government relations professionals. Many TSC member institutions are also members of other scientific and higher education associations and coalitions. TSC is an independent entity serving all of its members equally and its members operate within the context of the broader scientific and higher education ecosystem.

Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on September 1, 2017 for consideration.  Proposals are to be submitted electronically (only) to The Science Coalition at Proposals are to be limited to 25 pages.

Primary contacts:

  • Glynda Becker (, TSC President
  • Anna Quider (, TSC Vice President
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