We advance Northeastern’s mission by working strategically with government to secure federal research funding, shape federal and state policy, and expand our impact globally.
Impact Through Research
Research That Solves Global Challenges
Northeastern’s research translates discoveries into solutions. We focus on health, security, and sustainability, while working in close partnership with industry, academia, and government.
In the face of climate change and rising sea levels, faculty are leading the worldwide effort to protect marine environments, manage development, and promote resilience, particularly in coastal cities and communities.
The Case for Lifelong Learning
Northeastern has made lifelong learning central to its mission. With more than a century’s experience forging learning partnerships with employers, we are attuned to the rapidly changing workplace. We evolve our educational programs to meet the needs of learners, whatever their stage of life or career.
Defense Research to Support Our Armed Forces
National and global security are top research priorities at Northeastern. Our faculty work with all branches of the U.S. military to advance cybersecurity and develop new materials and technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicle systems.
Northeastern urges Congress to take up comprehensive infrastructure legislation, a rare opportunity for bipartisan collaboration. The moment calls for bold, innovative thinking about ways to make our infrastructure—and our society—more resilient.
News and Updates
21st Century Lifelong Learning Infrastructure
As Congress turns to infrastructure investments as part of the next phase of COVID-19 recovery measures, we urge them to include investments in the infrastructure of lifelong learning, including incentives to build digital learning capacity, new mechanisms to help Americans save for ongoing educational needs, and robust research and development focused on the future of work and learning.
Update on Federal COVID-19 Response
Last week, congressional leaders and the White House struck a bipartisan deal on a 3rd COVID-19 stimulus package. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act totals $2 trillion and has some provisions specifically related to federal research that I wanted to share with you all. Please be advised that the funding included in this package is a mix of intramural and extramural.
I wanted to give you all an update on what the Government Relations team is working on and hearing related to the COVID-19 situation. We know this is a very challenging time for everybody and we hope all of you are healthy and working to stay safe. We are monitoring very closely what the State and Federal governments are doing to respond to COVID-19, working with those who represent us, and continuing to serve as your liaison to government as needed.