Federal Government Relations

FEDERAL RELATIONS

As a leading national research university, our office advocates with the federal government on behalf of the University's faculty, staff, and students and serves as a resource to elected and appointed officials and their staffs. Through cooperation with other universities and education associations, the University strives to advance national goals critical to a research university, including policies and funding that affect research, student financial aid, and philanthropic giving. Send us an email. 

The BRAIN Initiative - Neuroscientist Chris Moore showed Rep. David Cicilline work he and his research group are doing to develop a new method of controlling blood vessels in the brain using light. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown UniversityThe BRAIN Initiative - Neuroscientist Chris Moore showed Rep. David Cicilline work he and his research group are doing to develop a new method of controlling blood vessels in the brain using light. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline visited Brown University Sept. 17, 2013, to talk with leading brain science researchers and to tour the lab of Christopher Moore, associate professor of neuroscience. The tour took place just a day after the National Institutes of Health accepted a working report on the research priorities of President Barack Obama’s BRAIN initiative. Click here for more information.

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James Langevin tour Brown Prof. of Engineering Arto Nurmikko's Lab: Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown UniversityU.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James Langevin tour Brown Prof. of Engineering Arto Nurmikko's Lab: Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

On June 7, 2013, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin visited two high-tech brain science-related labs at Brown in order to learn more about some of the basic and translational research taking place at the University in different areas of brain science. For more information about this visit and brain science at Brown, please visit the press release here.

 

IMPORTANT FEDERAL BUDGET DATES
  • Federal Fiscal Year runs October 1 – September 30
  • Early February: President delivers his budget request for the Fiscal Year starting that October 1
  • February – September: Congress holds hearings, debates and approves appropriations bills