Science Government Relations Office

Advocates’ Corner: Resources for Science Advocacy

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Key Policy Areas

  • Peer Review

    APA advocacy efforts related to the process of peer review, ensuring that only those research proposals with the highest scientific merit receive funding from federal agencies.

  • Federal Research Spending

    APA advocacy efforts related to funding for federal agencies that support behavioral and psychological research — educating policymakers about its role in innovation and advances in public health.

  • Substance Abuse

    APA advocacy efforts related to psychological research of the prevention, etiology and treatment of substance use disorders.

  • Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

    APA advocacy efforts related to service members, veterans and their families — access to mental and behavioral health care, PTSD, substance use and abuse, brain injuries and psychosocial rehabilitation.

  • National Institutes of Health

    APA advocacy efforts related to NIH, the largest federal funder of psychological research — promoting research projects, influencing policy, and increasing federal funding for behavioral research.

Exec. Branch Science Fellowship

The APA Science Directorate sponsors an annual fellowship which places a psychological scientist in a federal executive branch science agency.