AAU joined ACHA, ACE, and 26 other higher education associations in issuing a joint statement about state restrictions that have prevented colleges from deploying evidence-based public health measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.
The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research issued a statement calling on negotiators to include emergency funding for medical research in the potential COVID-19 relief measure and to complete the FY1 appropriations process as quickly as possible.
AAU Board of Directors October 21, 2018 approved a statement concerning Congressional earmarking of federal research funds. The statement notes that earmarks may reduce the capacity of federal research agencies that sponsor merit-based competitions to support the most promising research.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), of which AAU is a member, sent a statement thanking members of Congress, and applauding the House Appropriations Committee for its support of scientific research.