About RCSA

Since 1912

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) is a foundation providing catalytic and opportunistic funding for innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists-advancing American competitiveness in science and technology.

Private Operating Foundation

RCSA is a private operating foundation that aids basic research in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics, and related fields) at U.S. colleges and universities. It supports research independently proposed by college and university faculty members, convenes conferences and actively advocates for science advancement. RCSA is a strong supporter of improvements in science education. Mission and Vision

RCSA’s Rich History of Supporting Science

Throughout the last hundred years, RCSA has been characterized by programs and initiatives that blaze a trail to where science is going, not just where it is. Consistently, RCSA has been willing to make a bet on young researchers and implement initiatives anticipating the direction of science. And RCSA has utilized its relatively small total resources to catalyze big results. History