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

MA Universities Urge Research, Student Support

BU, Harvard and MIT weigh in with Congress.

Gugliuzza Testifies on Patent Demand Letters

Professor Paul Gugliuzza testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on February 26.

BU By the Numbers

What does a BU student look like? How does BU use NIH funding? Find out with our new fact sheets!

Giles Testifies on Exascale Computing

Prof. Roscoe Giles testified before the House Energy Subcommittee on January 28.