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

Truth in News

Join the BU Alumni Association for a candid conversation on October 24.

Midterm Election Panel

Join the BU Women’s Guild for a political preview on September 27.

Geosciences Research

NSF’s Bill Easterling to visit BU on September 27.

Research Open House

Learn how the University can support your research.