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U.S. Advocacy Programs

U.S. Advocacy Programs
U.S. Advocacy Programs
SfN members at the US capitol building for Hill Day 2013
SfN provides neuroscientists with a unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, DC, and facilitates member visits to Capitol Hill or local District offices to discuss issues important to the scientific community.

It also promotes public information about the nature of scientific discovery (including the responsible use of animals in research) and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.

Advocacy News

April 11, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Apr 11, 2014

- House passes Ryan budget
- UCSF doctor's brain health registry could dramatically cut research costs
- RIP, K.C.
- Congressmen Smith, Fattah Announce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Alzheimer's Research and Int'l Action Plan
- Watch proteins do the jitterbug
- Paralyzed men move again with spinal stimulation
- Neuroscientists, you now have no excuse not to share raw data

NSF Launches Understanding the Brain Portal

Apr 03, 2014

NSF has launched a new portal dedicated to the agency’s brain research funding opportunities and news.

April 4, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Apr 04, 2014

- At House science panel hearing, sarcasm rules
- Neurological institute finds worrisome drop in basic research
- DARPA launches biological technologies office
- Ukraine's science in turmoil
- Lean times ahead for Russian Science Academy
- Scientists unveil first wiring diagram of mouse's brain
- Scientists create an unprecedented map of the developing human brain

NSF Seeking Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research Proposals

Mar 28, 2014

As part of the U.S. BRAIN Initiative, NSF is seeking Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals with the potential to transform our ability to analyze brain function underlying behavioral and cognitive processes.

Highlights from Capitol Hill Day 2014

Mar 27, 2014

SfN members met with more than 75 congressional offices on March 26 to advocate for scientific research.

U.S. Legislators Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Mar 14, 2014

Legislators are joining in Brain Awareness Week celebrations. Click through for the full list.

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