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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

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Jan 23, 2015

Read advocacy news from the week of Jan. 23, 2015.

Webinar Recording Available: Becoming an Early Career Advocate

Jan 14, 2015

Members of the 2014 class of Early Career Policy Fellows discuss how they became effective science advocates and share activities you can implement in your own institution or SfN chapter.

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.