America’s research universities are essential to the innovation that is the foundation of U.S. competitiveness and long-term economic growth. Without university research — much of it funded by the U.S. government — companies would not have been able to develop many of the industrial products, processes, and services upon which the nation now prospers.
AAU strongly supports the innovation and competitiveness agendas that have been advanced in recent years by some of the nation’s top industrial, scientific, technological and political leaders. These agendas focus on enhancing government support for university research and strengthening the nation’s talent pool in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
ESC, Members of House Science Committee Urge Energy Department, OMB, and OSTP to Request Robust Funding for DOE Office of Science in FY24
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TFAI Urges Senate and House Budget Committee Leaders to Prioritize Investments in Fundamental Research
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter urging Senate and House budget committee leaders to make bold investments in the health, security, prosperity, and future of our nation as they craft the FY22 budget.
AAU, Associations Urge Congressional Leaders to Include Investments in Broadband for Postsecondary Students and Institutions in Infrastructure Package
Below is an AAU letter expressing support for H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act, a bill which the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is scheduled to consider on Jun 15, 2021.