Now Open - The Science Coalition Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge!

Did you know UCSC is a member of The Science Coalition? Together with research universities across the country, we’re working to spread the word to Congress about why science matters—and we need your help!


The Science Coalition recently launched its annual Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge, which is a great opportunity for students and researchers on campus to get involved in science advocacy and earn cash prizes! The challenge is open now until October 17. The power of a great story can change the world, and now more than ever, it’s important we share the value of science to advocate for increased federal funding for research.


Cash prizes from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to the top three graduate and undergraduate student winners, with an additional opportunity for finalists to earn more through the People’s Choice Award. You don’t have to be a scientist to enter—if you’re passionate about science, we want to hear from you. It’s time to fund it forward.


Enter today! More details can be found on the website, and questions can be directed to