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

Brown, Waters Meet with Policymakers

On September 10, BU leaders met with policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Science 2034

How will science change society in 20 years?

Battling Ebola

BU experts offer assistance and insight into the outbreak.

Close the Innovation Deficit

Universities urge more action to bridge research gap.