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

Surgeon General Visits BU

Dr. Adams speaks about opioid crisis on Jan. 25th.


Join Dean Galea to discuss his new book on Jan. 24th.

Menino Survey of Mayors

Join the Initiative on Cities on January 23rd for an exclusive briefing.

Warren Visits BU

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discussed public health on Dec. 4.