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The nation’s unique system of combining graduate education with cutting-edge research is a core strength of the American innovation system and continued U.S. economic competitiveness.  A strong federal commitment to graduate education is especially critical to advancing society through education, research, and discovery.  On behalf of its members, AAU monitors and engages on a wide range of important policy and appropriations-related education issues.  Linked below are key issues and advocacy resources pertinent to graduate education.

Key Issues

Higher Education Legislation

Advocacy Resources

AAU Federal Outlook of Major Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and Traineeship Programs
AAU, COGR, and NASULGC Respond to OSTP Proposed Principles