The United States may now risk falling behind in scientific discoveries as other countries increase their science funding. We need to get serious about science. In fact, maybe it’s time for researchers to fight back, to return a comeback for every punch line.
— Jim Cooper and Alan I. Leshner
“Scientific know-how, the engine of American prosperity, is especially critical amid intense budgetary pressures. Federal investments in R&D have fueled half of the nation’s economic growth since World War II. This is why a bipartisan team of U.S. lawmakers joined a coalition of science, business and education leaders to launch the Golden Goose Awards.”
— Washington Post

Golden Goose Awards: Your tax dollars at work for science research – LA Times

Science Oddities Win Golden Goose – NBC News

Golden Goose Awards Honor “Silly” Science – CBS News and Fox News

It’s Time to Get Serious About Scientific Discovery – The Washington Post

Of Geese and Fleece – The New York Times

Bipartisan Launch of Golden Goose Award Celebrates the Contributions of Basic Science – AAAS News

Why the sex life of the screwworm deserves taxpayer dollars – The Washington Post

Who Will Win the First Golden Goose Award? – Science Magazine


White House and Congressional Releases:

What Basic Research Means to You  White House Office Of Science and Technology Policy Blog

Basic Research, Game Changing Benefits – White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Senator Coons – Dear Colleague letter to Members of Congress

Representatives Cooper, Holt, Dent and Hultgren – Dear Colleague letter to Members of Congress

Golden Goose Award: Scientific Research Investments Pay Off – White House OSTP

Ranking Member Johnson Congratulates the Golden Goose Awardees for Their Groundbreaking Research Accomplishments


Higher Education Publications: 

Grabbing the Golden Goose  UNC Research News

For one-time Hopkins researchers, accidental discovery led to Nobel Prize-winning breakthrough  JHU Hub

UW psychology professor Yuichi Shoda honored for famous long-term study on delayed gratification – UW Today

Golden Goose award presented to Duke researchers for rat study – Duke Chronicle

Congressman’s ‘Golden Goose’ Aims to Stand Proxmire’s Award on Its Head – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Feathering the Golden Fleece – Inside Higher Ed

Golden Goose Award Goes to MED Professor Emeritus



The Golden Goose Award's 2015 Year in Review

The Golden Goose Award’s 2014 Year in Review

The Golden Goose Award’s 2013 Year in Review