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Restoring the Foundation: Resource Center

Scientific and technological advances are fundamental to the prosperity, health, and security of America. Basic research is the foundation for those advances. To stay globally competitive, America must renew its focus on steady, sustainable investments for research and strengthen the partnership across all sectors of the research enterprise.

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Additional Resources

AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

National Science Board Science and Engineering Indicators

ASTRA State STEM Report Cards

Close the Innovation Deficit

Golden Goose Awards

Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition

Business backs the basics, Science editorial

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Download the Report (PDF) | Request Print Copy

Download the Report Brief (PDF) | Request Print Copy

Watch the Briefing on Restoring the Foundation

Press Release

Statements of Support





In the News

10/18/15
Arizona Daily Sun
10/2/15
Illinois Connection-University of Illinois
10/31/14
By Nancy C. Andrews, Neal F. Lane and Norman R. Augustine
10/15/14
The Wall Street Journal
11/27/13
Issues in Science & Technology

Highlighted Activities

Neal Lane

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


Civic Scientist Lecture on Restoring the Foundation: Reviving the U.S. Science, Engineering and Technology Enterprise, April 30, 2015 at Rice University's Baker Institute.


The Unstable Biomedical Research Ecosystem

Stated Meeting on The Unstable Biomedical Research Ecosystem: How Can It Be Made More Robust?, February 24, 2015 at Duke University.


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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