NSF CAREER: Overview and Advice for Competitive Proposals

This virtual event had Boston University faculty share expert advice on preparing competitive CAREER proposals on March 1, 2022. Among the panelists was Lewis-Burke Associates, a federal lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, DC, providing early career investigators with advice on how to best engage with NSF.


Diversity in Biomedical Research

Top takeaways from a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) UNITE Initiative event, which highlighted opportunities for diversifying the biomedical research workforce and building new career pathways in the field. This virtual presentation was held on February 17, 2022.


Social Science Funding

The BU Center for Innovation in Social Science, Federal Relations, and Foundation Relations hosted a virtual workshop on seeking external research funding on February 7, 2022.


BU Hosts Clean Energy & Climate Infrastructure Briefing

Clean Energy & Climate Innovation: New Opportunities for Infrastructure Investment  On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, experts from the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE), the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and Breakthrough Energy held a virtual discussion on how Congress can successfully incentivize cutting-edge clean energy investments in a future infrastructure package. The […]


BU & MIT Host Science Policy Webinar & Congressional Meetings on February 17-18

BU Federal Relations and the MIT Washington Office hosted a virtual science policy workshop for graduate students and post-docs to learn the basics of science policymaking and advocacy in D.C. Participants heard from several research policy experts and advocates on key aspects of the legislative and regulatory process that impact the federal research enterprise, the […]

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Going Big: Strategies for Securing Large-Scale Federal Awards

Federal Relations and the Office of Research held a workshop on strategies for securing large-scale federal awards on November 2, 2020. Are you interested in building towards a center-scale research award but unsure how to get started? Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a federal lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, DC, discussed strategies for researchers to ramp […]

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Congressional Briefing on Women and Diversity in STEM

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Boston University joined the Women’s High Tech Coalition and Bloomberg Government to host a Congressional briefing highlighting innovative ways to diversify science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Ziba Cranmer from BU Spark!, alumna Fiona Whittington, and other staff from the BU-supported TechTogether spoke to more than 50 Congressional staff, technology policymakers, […]


A Conversation with Rep. Lois Frankel on Capitol Hill

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, CAS ‘70) told a standing room-only crowd of more than 100 BU alumni who gathered on Capitol Hill on October 23rd that her time at BU “so changed my life.” In response to questions from moderator Dr. Christine Hunter (MED ‘80, CAS ‘80), Frankel discussed important moments in her political career, […]

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