The way Congress operates is complex, especially around the budget and appropriations processes. Understanding which aspects of the appropriations process affect federal science funding each year can help you know when your advocacy efforts will be most impactful to a Congressional office.
This video will cover:
- An overview of the basic budget and appropriations process.
- How to time your advocacy efforts with that process for maximum impact.
- Ways to partner with SfN on a variety of advocacy activities throughout the year.
SfN is dedicated to helping you continue to grow as an advocate whether you’re brand new or have years of experience. Learn more at sfn.org/advocacy or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For more advice, explore these resources:
Budget and Appropriations Process
Building and Maintaining Relationships with Members of Congress
The Federal Budget Process and What It Means For Your Lab
Adam Katz is the Advocacy Engagement Manager at the Society for Neuroscience, where he equips and empowers researchers to engage their elected officials. He previously was a Policy and Advocacy Specialist at Research!America and an intramural postbaccalaureate researcher within the National Institute of Mental Health. Katz’s main research interests lie in neural plasticity. He received his undergraduate degree in brain and cognitive science from the University of Rochester and his Master’s in policy and advocacy from Georgetown University.