Advocacy

The Greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is committed to raising awareness of the importance of science and the importance of increasing science funding. Stay informed on advocacy efforts from the Society for Neuroscience.

The objective of the Advocacy Committee is to provide the resources and training for our chapter members to effectively advocate for science and science funding. We will seek and provide the tools necessary to communicate with lawmakers, legislative assistants, and the general public.

Upcoming event:

Train to Advocate – May 21, 2016. Learn the skills you need to speak to legislators about the importance of increasing neuroscience funding. Hone your message by perfecting your pitch with experts in the field and learn the art of non-verbal communication using improv techniques.

Past events: 

Inaugural event, Science Funding: What can we do about it? on September 24, 2015, pictures and resources from event.

Partnership event: SfN is hosting a reception and networking event for its advocacy committee at the upcoming meeting in Chicago on Saturday, October 17 from 4-5 pm in room S504A. It will immediately follow the public outreach Brain Awareness Event happening from 2:30-4 pm in room N427.

To get involved with advocacy efforts, be added to our mailing list, or for any other questions, contact us at advocacy.nyc.sfn<at>gmail<dot>com

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