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.
Policymakers, start here.
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.Get Started
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.Get Involved
What You Need to Know
FY15 Budget Request
An overview of the Obama Administration’s proposed funding levels for federal agencies.
Watch a video on the growing gap in research investment.
FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Check out an analysis of the fiscal year 2014 spending bill.
New England Universities Letter
BU, Brown, Harvard, MIT, and Yale call for investing in research and education.