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New Models for U.S. Science and Technology Policy

Watch the Briefing on Restoring the Foundation

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Press Release

Statements of Support





Scientific and technological advances are fundamental to the prosperity, health, and security of America. Innovation and rapid integration of new knowledge and technologies emerge from investments in research and development, and rely on the partnership among universities, federal and state governments, and industry. Staying globally competitive will require a stronger partnership and a greater focus on long-term planning in scientific and engineering research.

The Restoring the Foundation report offers actionable recommendations for the long-term sustainability of the U.S. science and engineering research system to ensure that the American people receive the maximum benefit from federal investments in research.

Project Chairs

  • Norman R. Augustine
    Lockheed Martin Corporation, ret.
  • Neal Lane
    Rice University

Project Committee

  • Nancy C. Andrews
    Duke University School of Medicine
  • John E. Bryson
    formerly, U.S. Department of Commerce; formerly, Edison International
  • Thomas R. Cech
    University of Colorado Boulder;
    formerly, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Steven Chu
    Stanford University;
    formerly, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jared Cohon
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • James J. Duderstadt
    University of Michigan
  • Mark C. Fishman
    Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Sylvester James Gates, Jr.
    University of Maryland
  • Bart Gordon
    K&L Gates;
    formerly, U.S. House of Representatives
  • M.R.C. Greenwood
    University of Hawaii System, ret.
  • John L. Hennessy
    Stanford University
  • Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
    Bank of America; formerly, E. I. du Pont
    de Nemours and Company
  • Peter S. Kim
    Stanford University;
    formerly, Merck Research Laboratories
  • Dana Mead
    MIT Corporation
  • Richard A. Meserve
    Covington & Burling LLP;
    formerly, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • C. D. Mote, Jr.
    National Academy of Engineering;
    University of Maryland
  • Venkatesh Narayanamurti
    Harvard University
  • Maxine L. Savitz
    Honeywell Inc., ret.
  • Robert F. Sproull
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
    formerly, Oracle Corporation
  • Subra Suresh
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Shirley M. Tilghman
    Princeton University
  • Jeannette Wing
    Microsoft Research
  • Elias Zerhouni
    Sanofi

Project Staff

  • John Randell
  • Dorothy Koveal
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Zackory Burns

Project Advisors

  • John C. Crowley
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Kirstin Matthews
    Rice University

Related Publications

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Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014
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Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream – Report Brief
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014
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Project Chairs

Norman R. Augustine, Lockheed Martin Corporation, ret.

Neal Lane, Rice University

In the News

11/27/13
Issues in Science & Technology

Highlighted Activities

Dr. Neal Lane Testifies at Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Federal Research, July 17, 2014.
Watch the testimony.
Download his written testimony.


Neal Lane (Rice University) describes the project goals at a briefing on Academy research projects and studies, October 2013

Featured Publication

The Restoring the Foundation report urges long-term strategic thinking in science, engineering, and technology policy and sets the goal for the
nation’s investment in basic research–the foundation for new discoveries, innovation, and a strong economy.

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