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The Journey to Impact: Watch Your Language

Are you working on an idea to impact a customer, audience, or market? (Since we have policy people in the audience whose “market” is the government, let’s define “market” as the audience you wish to adopt your idea.) Whether you plan to start a company, license to a third party, or collaborate with the government […]

The Innovator’s Quarterly: Advice from Experts for Aspiring Academic Innovators

April 2022 | News from BU Industry Engagement and Technology Development Spotlight Photonics Pioneer Named BU Innovator of the Year Professor Selim Ünlü, Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENG), has pioneered devices and technologies that find security flaws in the construction of computer chips and detect viral pathogens in medical samples. Ünlü holds 18 patents and […]

Sponsored Research Travel

Please note that due to the expected increase in travel, the Sponsored Program Travel Guidelines including Fly America guidance has been updated. For foreign travel on federal funds, the US Government has over one hundred open sky agreements with other countries, but only 4 of them are compliant with Fly America.  For Department of Defense […]

Reminder: Subrecipient or Contractor determination must be done at proposal stage

If your project includes external collaborations please remember that you must determine, at the proposal stage, if that collaborating party is a subrecipient or a contractor. It is important that the correct determination is made as there are budgetary differences between subrecipients and contractors as well as different documentation requirements. The correct determination at proposal […]

Clarifying BU|BMC Collaborations

Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) share a unique and longstanding relationship with regards to sponsored research activity but it is also important to remember that BU and BMC are two distinct and separate organizations with: Different DUNS/UEI numbers Different EIN/Tax IDs Different negotiated F&A and Fringe rates Different Annual Audits Different Proposal […]

Coffee with Colleagues 5/25/2022 RSVP

Save the Date for the next Coffee with Colleagues session on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 10am – Noon. We are happy to have guest panelists: Herb Lewis – Director, Service Center Administration, Sponsored Programs Andy Taylor – Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine to present and lead a […]