Science and Technology

The Issue

​The federal government funds research and development at U.S. colleges and universities in many different fields. ACE member institutions partner with the federal government to address national challenges, creating cutting-edge innovations that drive the U.S. economy and improve lives around the world. They also engage in global partnerships with international institutions and organizations to share ideas and research across borders. In 2017, ACE member institutions received over $35.2 billion in federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Department of Energy. ACE staff work with Congress and the administration on ensuring this funding stream remains a priority, as well as on regulations that oversee the partnership between the science agencies and universities.

Our Work