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.
AAU, The Association of Medical Colleges, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, AUTM, and Council on Governmental Relations released a statement in support of the introduction of the SUCCESS Act.
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.