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.

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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

Dept. of Defense Health Research

Workshop on Dept. of Defense health research opportunities on December 7.

Climate Action

Students travel to the White House as BU pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 35%.


How well do you know your own mind? BU neuroscience students share research about how the human brain works.

The Heart of BU

Students and researchers show us exactly why they’re here.