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

Goodell Testifies on Health Workforce

MED’s Kristen Goodell testifies before the Senate HELP Committee on May 22.

Rep. Lewis To Speak at Commencement

NIH’s NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and San Juan, Puerto Rico's Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto will also be honored.

Diversity in Science

Underrepresented voices in science offer unique perspectives.

Brighter Prospects?

BU Global Development Policy Center held a panel discussion in Washington, DC on April 18.