MPSA Members: Apply for a COSSA or NHA Advocacy Day Travel Grant
Take Action: Share Your Message on the Hill in Support of Federal Funding for Our Discipline - Did you know that of the $37.9 billion the federal government spends on research and development annually, less than 5% ($1.9 billion) is invested in Social and Behavioral Science Research? You have two upcoming opportunities to meet your elected officials to help underscore the importance of Federal funding to our discipline. To support participation, MPSA is funding two grant programs this year for MPSA members to participate in the following events in Washington, DC:
- March 10-12, 2019 - National Humanities Alliance (NHA) Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day. As part of this event, participants receive detailed issues briefs and background material on the current status of federal humanities funding in preparation for Congressional Hill visits coordinated by the NHA staff. Each year, advocates travel to Capitol Hill as part of state delegations to urge Congress to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and other key humanities programs. Applications will be available in September 2018.
- TBD - Consortium of Social Science Association (COSSA) Science Policy Conference & Social Science Advocacy Day (See a recap of the 2018 event.) This event brings together COSSA members and other stakeholders for a day of discussion about federal policy impacting our science followed by the only annual, coordinated advocacy day in support of all of the social and behavioral sciences. Applications will be available in late 2018.