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

Farm Bill

Join Prof. Sarah Phillips for a Capitol Hill briefing on agricultural policy on August 20.

Politicians and Promotions

BU study shows most big-city mayors aren’t interested in higher office.

Energizing Health Care

Ten ideas from BU experts to make American health care cheaper, safer, and faster.

NASA Showcase

Join the BU Center for Space Physics on Capitol Hill on July 25.