Each year, the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) and National Humanities Alliance (NHA) host meetings and advocacy days in Washington, DC. These events address conditions for federal funding in the social sciences and humanities, provide advocacy training, and feature meetings with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill. These organizations’ advocacy days are opportunities for APSA members to learn how to effectively advocate for the discipline at home and in the nation’s capital and to educate congressional representatives and staff about the need for robust federal funding for political science research and education.
NHA’s meeting and advocacy day will take place March 10 to 12 and COSSA’s from April 30 to May 1. APSA is pleased to provide grants to members for attendance to these events. A grant can be used to cover the cost of registration, travel, and lodging for the NHA or COSSA event up to $500. To be eligible for an advocacy grant, you must maintain your APSA membership through May 2019. Members at all career stages and locations, including local members, are encouraged to apply.