Wide Umbrella Reporting Offices

Offices reporting to the Vice President and Associate Provost of Research

Each of the following centers and programs—from African studies to biotech to finance and much more—falls under the Research office.

African Presidential Archives & Research Center
Hosts an African Presidential Lecture Series for former elected African leaders to spend up to two years in-residence at Boston University, providing a forum for their insights and promoting the interdisciplinary study of democratization and free markets in Africa. The center also prepares an annual African Leaders’ State of Africa Report and hosts an African Presidential Roundtable to provide an opportunity for the exchange on political and economic developments in sub-Saharan Africa.

Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute
Established through the vision and generosity of Albert V. and Jessie Boyd Danielsen, the Danielsen Institute mission is to alleviate suffering and to promote healing, growth, and change in the persons, communities, and institutions which they serve through clinical service, training, research, and teaching which emphasize depth psychotherapy and informed by spiritual, religious, and existential perspectives. The Danielsen Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology is located within the Institute to carry out the research mission.

Center for Computational Science
Coordinates and promotes computationally based research, education, and resources. The center provides a forum for multidisciplinary exchanges between students, educators, and researchers and is located within the organizational structure of the Rafik Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.

Center for Finance, Law & Policy
Conducts high-quality research and education that analyzes, discusses, and recommends solutions for financial, regulatory, and policy challenges.

Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotechnology
Advances academic and technological research in interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology that is leading a revolution in basic materials science and engineering.

Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security
Promotes and supports research and education in system reliability and information security, including such fields as cryptology, robust monitoring, and fair and secure file sharing. This Center is located within the organizational structure of the Rafik Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.

Center for Systems Neuroscience
Capitalizing on the strengths of BU faculty, this new center will foster cutting edge, interdisciplinary collaborative research linking neural mechanisms to human behavior, and generate and provide access to technical innovations to enhance understanding of neural systems.

Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
Conducts research and engineers solutions for biotechnology, photonics, manufacturing, renewable energy, and many more industries.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Hosts mid-career professionals from designated nations around the world for 10 month fellowships to gain professional and leadership expertise in the US and bring varied knowledge and perspectives to their US contacts in a program established by Congress in 1978.

NeuroMuscular Research Center
Performs research and develops new techniques and technology in order to increase understanding of human motor control and improve life for the neuromuscularly impaired.

National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories
Dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the NEIDL is part of a national network of secure facilities studying infectious diseases that are – or have the potential to become – major public health concerns and currently conducts research at Biosafety Level 3.

Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Enhances long-term human progress and contributes to improvements in the human condition through interdisciplinary study and research.

Photonics Center
Provides extensive, state-of-the-art facilities as a unique resource for the development of advanced photonics device prototypes for commercial, military, and health care applications.

Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering
Advances the science of computing while initiating and propelling collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training through computational and data-driven approaches.

Research Compliance
Oversees the University’s commitment to comply with city, state, and federal laws, contract and grant obligations, and standards of integrity, quality, and ethics.

Technology Development
Works toward commercial applications of the groundbreaking research and discoveries taking place every day at Boston University.