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

President and Provost Visit D.C.

BU President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison visited Washington, DC, on April 2nd

MA Universities' Budget Priorities

BU, Brandeis, Harvard and MIT lay out federal research and education priorities for fiscal year 2015.

FY15 Budget Request

An overview of the Obama Administration’s proposed funding levels for federal agencies.

Innovation Deficit

Watch a video on the growing gap in research investment.