From Congress to Your Lab: How Federal Funding Affects Your Science
Concerned about what lower paylines will mean for your research? Wondering how you will get funding for your science in these challenging economic times? In this webinar, you will learn how congressional action directly affects you and your science—and what you can do about it.
Introduction: Special guest Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) speaking on why your voice matters in the fight for science funding.
The State of Research Funding: What scientists need to know about the current state of research funding at NIH and NSF.
The Federal Budget Process: A brief primer on the federal budget process and opportunities for action around the NIH and NSF budgets.
You Can Make a Difference: How scientists can get involved in science policy and advocacy and take action in support of NIH and NSF.
Full Webinar: Watch the entire webinar and learn about the current state of research funding, how the federal budget process works, and opportunities for action in support of NIH and NSF.
For more information on:
The State of Research Funding
RePORTER – NIH
Look up information about specific grants as well as statistics such as the annual success rate, spending in different disease categories, and more.
Office of the Budget – NIH
Find information about NIH’s annual budget requests.
NSF Budget Requests to Congress – NSF
Find information about NSF’s annual budget requests.
Budget Information System – NSF
Find information about success rates, state- and institution-specific funding, and more.
The Federal Budget Process
The Federal Budget Process At a Glance - SfN
A two page handout explaining the Federal budget process.
The Federal Budget Process Handout - SfN
Go step-by-step through NIH appropriations with this short handout.
The Federal Budget Process - The Washington Post
Interactive graphic that explains how the federal budget is decided.
You Can Make a Difference
Communicating with Congress - Congressional Management Foundation
Surveys of congressional staffers about the efficacy of various forms of citizen engagement.
The Obligation for Biologists to Commit to Political Advocacy – Cell
This article lays out the reasons why biologists should participate in advocacy.
SfN Advocacy Action Center – SfN
Use this tool to email your member of Congress.
SoundOffAtCongress.org - HeadCount.org
Tweet directly at your legislators.
“Advocacy Slide” – SfN
Advertise advocacy opportunities in your scientific talks by using this resource.
Chapter Grants – SfN
Learn more about funding available for your chapter that can be used to support advocacy activities.