Welcome to Federal Relations

We connect faculty with federal funders, share Boston University’s expertise with policymakers, work with national educational and scientific organizations, and increase BU’s visibility in Washington as the federal government considers policies affecting research universities.

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Looking for expert advice or testimony? Boston University is home to numerous faculty members who are nationally recognized leaders in their fields. Curious about our latest research or want to understand BU's position on education and scientific issues? We can help there, too.

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BU faculty: how to navigate DC

We know you have important things to contribute to the national discussion of science and education. From helping you work with government agencies to preparing Congressional testimony to identifying funding streams, we'll make sure your voice is heard.

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What You Need to Know

Hear from NASA

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen speaks to the BU community on December 4th.

Midterm Election Results

How will the new Congress impact BU?

Not Politics As Usual

Alumni are upending the 2018 midterm elections.

Framingham Heart Study

Members of Congress celebrate the iconic NIH-funded heart health study operated by BU.