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 funds two grant programs each year for MPSA members to participate in the following events virtually or in-person in Washington, D.C.. Please check back later for more information on 2022 Advocacy Day Grants.

Consortium of Social Science Association (COSSA) Social Science Advocacy Day

Please check back later for event information about the 2022 COSSA Advocacy Day. 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. Learn more about the event here. MPSA was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of COSSA’s fully virtual 2021 Social Science Advocacy Day.

National Humanities Alliance (NHA) Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day

Please check back later for event information about the 2022 NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Day. During the annual 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 in the spring, 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. Learn more about the event here.