Join COSSA on April 27, 2021 to be part of the only annual, coordinated advocacy day in support of all of the social and behavioral sciences. Social Science Advocacy Day brings together social scientists and other science advocates from across the country to engage with policymakers. Last year, Advocacy Day went virtual and we will build on that for 2021 to give participants the ability to safely engage with their elected officials from home.

COSSA makes it easy to connect with your Congressional representatives from home.

You'll be teamed up with other social scientists from your state to participate in a day of virtual meetings with House and Senate offices to share with them why federal support for social and behavioral science research is so important. We'll provide you with multiple live and on-demand training opportunities and logistical support (including scheduling meetings with Congressional offices and providing an on-call expert to answer your day-of policy questions), as well as polished, up-to-date materials to help you communicate your message to policymakers. Each team will also have the option of partnering with an experienced government relations professional who can guide you through your meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

Watch the COSSA website for the latest information as Advocacy Day planning continues over the next several weeks.

This event is open only to individuals affiliated with a COSSA member organization. If you are a member of or employed by one of COSSA’s organizations, you are eligible to participate. Click here to learn more about how your organization can become a member of COSSA and take advantage of our members-only opportunities.

Event Information

Virtual Training Schedule 

SERIES 1: Overview & Messaging
April 13-15, 2021 | Choose One to Attend 

Tuesday April 13, 2:30-3:30 PM ET 
Wednesday April 14, 2:30-3:30 PM ET 
Thursday April 15, 2:30-3:30 PM ET 

SERIES 2: Logistics & Materials
April 20-22, 2021 | Choose One to Attend 

Tuesday April 20, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Wednesday April 21, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Thursday April 22, 2:30-3:30 PM ET 

SERIES 3: Final Questions & Practice
Monday, April 26, 2021 | OPTIONAL
12:00-1:00 PM ET
2:00-3:00 PM ET

Virtual Advocacy Day Meetings

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | ALL DAY

Registration Fee

The cost for participating in 2021 Social Science Advocacy Day is $25. This fee is NONREFUNDABLE, but may be transferred to another person if you are unable to participate.


COSSA offers sponsorship packages that come with up to 4 FREE registrations. Click here to learn more. If your organization is interested in sponsoring, please contact Wendy Naus ( before registering. 

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