Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
May 8, 2015 | Nature News
The United Kingdom’s May 7 election resulted in a new Conservative majority government that will have several implications for science policy.
- Read more about science funding in the UK at SfN.org.
May 13, 2015 | The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Press Releases
The House Appropriations Committee released the FY2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, which funds NSF. The bill was marked up and approved by a voice vote.
- Watch a webinar on how congressional staff affect science at SfN.org.
#Cures2015 Moves Forward
May 14, 2015 | Energy & Commerce Committee Press Releases
A new draft of the 21st Century Cures Act was released and approved by a voice vote. The full committee will consider the legislation next week.
- Read about congressional committees relevant to neuroscience funding at SfN.org.
May 7, 2015 | The Guardian
The 2015 Australian federal budget includes two years of funding for research facilities. While scientists are relieved, they continue to warn that this is a “short-term reprieve.”
- Find information about global advocacy programs at SfN.org.
Articles of Interest
May 18, 2015 | The New Yorker
The New Yorker profiles Karl Deisseroth, the neuroscientist behind the development of optogenetics.
- Learn more about neuroscience technologies at BrainFacts.org.
May 8, 2015 | Lansing State Journal
This opinion piece discusses the important role of federal research funding in the state of Michigan and efforts to communicate about this issue with the state’s legislators.
- Access state-specific data about science research and funding at SfN.org.
May 13, 2015 | Nature
Ten research leaders from India give their thoughts on priorities for science and research in their country, including the need for better funding, better facilities, and support for students.
- Find science funding advocacy tools at SfN.org.