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Advocacy Network

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Global Advocacy Symposium panel at Neuroscience 2013
SfN members convene on Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives to discuss advances in the field of neuroscience.
SfN members play a critical role in the fight to increase research funding and promote science issues.

Join the Advocacy Network by signing in with your member account and opt in to the Advocacy Network.

The SfN Advocacy Network helps members stay informed and take action on the many issues that affect neuroscience research. As a part of the network, members receive periodic emails and newsletters to keep them updated on issues important to neuroscience. Additionally, SfN alerts members of the network when direct action is needed on a topic.

Advocacy News

Webinar Recording Available: Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert

Jul 25, 2014

Learn how to develop a short but informative way to communicate your research to a non-scientific audience and read the Twitter conversation that accompanied the webinar.

July 25, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Jul 25, 2014

- Republicans prep short-term funding to keep government open through Election Day
- Government must double funding for innovation to compete, admits Vince Cable
- Cora Marrett steps down as NSF deputy director
- Funding review casting shadow over Portuguese research could cloud other countries
- Senate bill backs NSF's practices and calls for big funding boost
- Neuroscientists go to Washington - as advocates for science
- Spark for a stagnant search
- Amid growing concern over head injuries, California limits full-contact football practices
- Director's blog: Mapping the risk architecture of mental disorders
- Science advisers should be supported, not sacked

Save the Date: American Brain Coalition Webinar on BRAIN Initiative

Jul 22, 2014

Register for the webinar on July 31 to receive an update on the BRAIN Initiative.

Advocacy Webinar Recording Available

Jun 16, 2014

The recording of SfN's most recent webinar, Advocacy Activities: Good for You, Your Institution, and the Field, is now available.

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Advocacy: A Global Commitment

Learn how SfN works with the international research community to build support for scientific research and why you should get involved on a local level.

Graph of NIH funding history adjusted for Biomedical Research and Development Price Index (BRDPI) as determined by NIH Office of Budget.