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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.

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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

Early Career Policy Fellows Program Applications Open

Dec 11, 2014

Apply now for this year-long program for early career scientists interested in science policy and advocacy.

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Dec 19, 2014

- Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill
- Poll: Majority supports ending sequestration
- Science Europe warns over research funding
- Scientists have a sharing problem
- Paralyzed woman can now lift objects with her mind-controlled robotic arm
- Birdsong and human speech turn out to be controlled by the same genes
- This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain
- NIH grant process boosts science through peer review
- Guest opinion: Foreign scientists, engineers needed

NIH Seeks $4.5 Billion for BRAIN Initiative

Jun 13, 2014

In early June, NIH embraced a long-term vision for President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative by calling for a decade-long $4.5 billion investment in NIH’s portion of the project.

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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.