Throughout the federal appropriations process, UC administrators, government relations representatives and academics will be talking with members on both sides of the aisle about the importance of federal research, the incredible return on investment and the power of UC research in driving California and the nation's economy forward.
UC will also be talking about the university's research and innovation enterprise on social media and the importance of federal, state and private support. To follow the discussion, check the following social media outlets on Twitter @UofCalifornia, @UC_Newsroom, @UC_net, @ClimateUC, @UCAdvocacy; on Facebook UC Science Today, University of California, UC Advocacy Network; UC on Instagram and the UC Research Tumblr. UC will be using #GrowResearchTogether to help tie together all the research-related social media efforts. If you post about UC research and outreach activities, include the hashtag #GrowResearchTogether in posts so that UC colleagues can track and share.
Our colleagues at UC Federal Government Relations have created a federal research advocacy toolkit. The toolkit, which is available online at the UC Federal Governmental Relations website, includes the following information:
- Talking Points: Federal Investment in Research
- Fact Sheet: Federal Investment in Research
- A Guide to Meeting with Congressional Representatives
- Social Media Guide
- A Guide to the Federal Budget Process (Washington Post)
- Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 Federal Budget Update
- Fact Sheet: UC at a Glance
- UC Federal Governmental Relations Advocacy Resources
- UC Campus Governmental Relations Contact Information
If you will be participating in research-related advocacy and communications in the coming weeks, feel free to use the toolkit to enhance your efforts. These resources are meant to assist your efforts in advocating for robust investments in federal research funding. Gary Falle, UC associate vice president for Federal Government Relations, invites us to tailor and localize these tools for our own ongoing advocacy and communications efforts.