Join the gallery project!

We’re asking you to put a face to the critical need for federal research funding, so that our communities and presidential candidates can see what is at stake. Scroll down for info on how you can help build this gallery!

You can help us make the case, and it won’t cost you anything or take much time. All you have to do is share what federal research funding means to your work, to your family, or to our future. It’s easy – just grab a piece of white paper, write the words “I support STEM funding because,” add your own message, and include the hashtag #STEMfunding. Make sure you write clearly and legibly. You can also print off a template here.

When you’re done, use your phone to take a picture of yourself in your lab or another location with your sign and email it to We’ll share it on this page and on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also tweet your picture and include our hashtag, #STEMfunding.

We are truly stronger when we stand together. Check back here to see what your friends and colleagues are saying!