The March for Science


The March for Science on April 22 in Washington, D.C. and cities across the country and abroad celebrated the countless ways science touches society and improves lives.

Science has fostered many societal advances ranging from the eradication of polio to cutting-edge data technology to water quality improvements. We encourage everyone who cares about our scientific enterprise to call on policymakers to enact funding and policies to support public and private sector research. 

"Medical research and innovation has strong congressional bipartisan support which is a very positive sign for our research ecosystem.  We strongly believe the March will further motivate scientists to engage with the public and policymakers in the weeks and months ahead to help elevate science as a national priority," said Research!America chair The Honorable Mike Castle. 

“By shining a light on science, we can create a stronger foundation for science funding, science education and science leadership,” said Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley. “Ultimately, we hope this will be the beginning of a sustained effort that will empower champions of science across the political spectrum, and stimulate greater public support of science.”

March for Science partners include Research!America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Society for Neuroscience, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, American Society for Cell Biology, Consortium of Social Science Associations and ScienceDebate, among others.

Research!America was at March for Science events in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, CA, Oklahoma City, OK and Salt Lake City, UT. To read articles describing our experience at the various marches visit our blog


Additional Resources

March for Science

March for Science on Facebook

March for Science on Twitter

March for Science Action Alert

Research!America Action Alerts

Be a Force for Science: Advocating for Science Beyond the March 

The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology

American Society for Cell Biology

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Society for Neuroscience

Research!America Fact Sheets

Research!America Public Opinion Surveys

Porter’s Principles for Meeting with Members of Congress


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