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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
between 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 a healthy research enterprise that continues to benefit the American people.
The Academy welcomes your support for the report and the project’s ongoing efforts.
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On September 16, 2014, the Academy debuted the Restoring the Foundation report at
a press conference and congressional
briefing in Washington, D.C. Introducing the report, the Academy’s panel focused
on the importance of providing sustainable federal funding for science and engineering
research, especially basic research, and on long-range planning to ensure that America
enjoys the maximum benefit from its investments in research.
Since the release of Restoring the Foundation,
the Academy has implemented a multilayered approach to build support for the report’s
recommendations among stakeholders in government, industry, academia, and philanthropy.
Among the project’s ongoing efforts are collaborations with scientific and business
organizations; media outreach; conversations with leaders in Congress and at federal
research agencies; and forums, roundtable discussions, and symposia at universities
and public halls across the nation.
If you are interested in hosting or participating in a Restoring the Foundation
event, or if you have suggestions for future activities, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Academy looks forward to further
engaging with both members of the organization and the public about the state of
the U.S. science and engineering research system.
Norman R. Augustine, Lockheed Martin Corporation, ret.
Neal Lane, Rice University
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
The Restoring the Foundation report urges long-term strategic thinking in science, engineering, and technology policy and sets the goal for thenation’s investment in basic research–the foundation for new discoveries, innovation, and a strong economy.
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