Fund It Forward Video Challenge: Show Why Science Funding Matters!

Did you know that Northeastern 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 third-annual Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge,  a video challenge for students like you to tell us your stories! The power of a great story can change the world. They are looking for students to share short videos that help spread the word about why science matters and about why Congress should invest in science. The challenge is open now until October 18.

This is a great opportunity for students and researchers on campus to get involved in science advocacy and earn cash prizes! First place winners will receive $1,000, second place winners will receive $750, and third place winners will receive $500. Graduate and undergraduate submissions will be judged separately. The winner of the People’s Choice Award, which is open to both graduates and undergraduates, will receive $500. 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.

Entering is easy — all you need to do is create a 60 to 90 second long video about interesting research and how it benefits the world and share your insight into why continued federal support for research is important. There are no restrictions about how you make your video – you can talk to the camera, use props, incorporate animations, etc. The goal is to get creative. Enter today! More details can be found on the website, and questions can be directed to

Northeastern students are already using videos to tell the world about the importance of their research, whether at the 2021 virtual Research, Innovation, Scholarship Entrepreneurship Expo, or at the conclusion of a semester’s Project-Based Exploration for the Advancement of Knowledge (PEAK) Experiences Awards. Now more than ever, it’s important we also share the value of science to advocate for increased federal funding for research.