2024 Social Science Advocacy Day

The Consortium of Social Science Associations' Social Science Advocacy Day is back for 2024!

Join us in Washington, DC on April 8-9, 2024 and make your voice heard in support of social and behavioral science. Register today to receive the Early Bird Rate of $95 (students pay $50). 

SPSP is proud to support this event as a sponsor and a member organization of the Consortium of Social  Science Associations.

WHAT is Social Science Advocacy Day?

Social Science Advocacy Day brings together social and behavioral scientists and science advocates from across the country to engage with policymakers in Congress about issues important to our community, such as federal funding. You will be teamed up with a group of advocates and participate in a day of in-person meetings (Tuesday, April 9) with House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill. Through these meetings, you will share reasons why federal government support for social and behavioral science research is so critical and discuss how you and your institution can be helpful to your elected officials. Advocates will be given all the resources they need to have successful meetings, including a preparatory seminar on Monday, April 8. All of your meetings will be scheduled for you, the only thing you need to do is come to Washington prepared to talk about why you support social and behavioral science!

WHY should I participate?

Funding for federal agencies and programs that support social and behavioral science research is never guaranteed. COSSA needs all social scientists to lend their voices in support of funding for social and behavioral science research programs.

WHO can participate in Advocacy Day?

Social Science Advocacy Day is a benefit of COSSA membership. Therefore, this opportunity is available to individuals affiliated with a COSSA member organization. You are eligible to participate if you are a member of, or employed by, one of COSSA's member organizations.

Don't see your organization/institution listed? Click here to learn how your organization can become a member of COSSA and take advantage of members-only opportunities like Social Science Advocacy Day.  

WHERE is everything happening?

Washington, DC! The location of the preparatory seminar on April 8 will be decided in the coming weeks. The meetings with your state groups on April 9 will take place in the House and Senate office buildings on Capitol Hill. All appointments will be scheduled for you.

COSSA will be providing a list of nearby hotels shortly to help you make your travel arrangements.