Stakeholder Organizations

Association of American Universities

The Association of American Universities (AAU) is on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to scientific progress, economic development, security, and well-being. AAU member universities collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education, and strengthen the contributions of leading research universities to American society. 

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities. APLU's vision is a world in which the transformative power of public higher education is fully unlocked so that its benefits are experienced and shared by all.

Council on Government Relations

The Council on Government Relations (COGR) is the national authority on the financial and regulatory infrastructure, and the corresponding compliance requirements associated with managing federal research grants and contracts within research institutions. Providing information, analyses, advice, policy perspective, and historical context to COGR members in the areas of research administration and compliance, financial oversight, and intellectual property.

Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) provides the policy and philanthropic communities with access to the social and behavioral scientists working to innovate and evaluate scalable solutions to pressing societal problems. SSRC and partners administer fellowships and research grants supporting areas of innovation and evaluation of new policy solutions, incubate new research agendas, production of online knowledge platforms, and support mentoring programs that broaden problem-solving research opportunities.