Public Advocacy Forum: Implications for Science Funding
While brain initiatives in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world seek to make neuroscience a priority, in many places, science budgets remain flat or are falling. The Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2014 will focus on the implications for science funding in an era of global brain initiatives. The forum will tackle questions such as: How will these large-scale projects impact the field? What role will private funding play in these initiatives? How will funding practices influence individual research projects, primary investigators, universities, businesses, and science as a whole?
The panelists will include Sarah J. Caddick, senior adviser for neuroscience at The Gatsby Charitable Foundation; Miyoung Chun, executive vice president of science programs at The Kavli Foundation, William T. Newsome, director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and co-chair of the NIH working group on the BRAIN Initiative; and Hideyuki Okano, professor of physiology at Keio University Medical School.
The forum, Implications for Science Funding in an Era of Global Brain Initiatives, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, in Room 201 of the Washington Convention Center.