About RCSA

Mission and Vision

‘Bet on the youngsters. They are long shots but some of them pay off.’

Frederick Gardner Cottrell

Innovation, cross-disciplinary collaboration, high-risk/potentially high-reward research – welcome to Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). We fund top early career teacher-scholars at America’s leading colleges and universities, and we’ve been catalyzing transformative scientific research in this way for 100 years.  RCSA has always been about finding and supporting the next big scientific paradigm, the theory or discovery that will revolutionize and advance an entire field of study. In the process, we consistently work to improve U.S. science education by advocating that undergraduate students participate in their mentors’ cutting-edge research.  A century of success has taught us there is no better way to build America’s scientific workforce and to provide for a brighter tomorrow.

Mission Statement

RCSA is a foundation for the advancement of science that provides catalytic and opportunistic funding for innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists, which will have a lasting impact on science and society.

Vision

RCSA provides catalytic funding for grants, conferences and advocacy to support:

  • Early career faculty
  • Innovative ideas for transformative research
  • Integration of research and science teaching
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Building tomorrow’s academic cultures

RCSA advances the American scientific enterprise through these grant programs…

Scialog®
Cottrell College Science Awards
Cottrell Scholars
Arizona Partners in Science

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