Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but describes itself as nonsectarian. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers.
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Campaign Finance$1,948,404 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Boston University
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Boston University $1,920,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Science & Technology,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
RegulationsMentioned in 748 dockets; Submitted to 51 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Boston University" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 8 HHS Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators 2011
- Toggle 3 SEC Comments on Proposed Rule: Implementation of Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys 2002
- Toggle 2 FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products; Request for Comments 2009
- Toggle 2 SEC Comments on Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations (Request for Information) 2011
- Toggle 1 SEC Comments on Policy Statement: Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities 2006
- Toggle 1 DOS Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee - Guatemala 2012
- Toggle 1 AMS Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board 2009
- Toggle 1 MMS Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, MA 2010
- Toggle 1 SSA Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Hematological Disorders 2010
- Toggle 1 OFCCP Non-Discrimination in Compensation; Compensation Data Collection Tool 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 49 FDA Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements for Tobacco Products 2014
- Toggle 39 NIH Recently Posted NIH Rules and Notices. 2007
- Toggle 16 EPA Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units 2013
- Toggle 12 CMS Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Other Part B Payment Policies; Revisions to Payment Policies for Ambulance Services for CY 2008; and the Proposed Elimination of the E-Rx Exemption for Computer-Generated Faxes*** 2010
- Toggle 12 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2008
- Toggle 11 HHS Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators 2011
- Toggle 10 AHRQ Recently Posted AHRQ Rules and Notices. 2007
- Toggle 9 CMS Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2005 2010
- Toggle 8 EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Announcement of Annual Program Agenda; Request for Information 2003
- Toggle 8 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2009
Federal Spending375 grants; 2 contracts
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Boston University||2003||National Science Foundation||FOCUS ON MATHEMATICS||$9,554,768|
|Boston University||2012||National Institutes Of Health||NATIONAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES LABORATORIES OPERATIONS||$9,348,479|
|Boston University||2004||National Science Foundation||SLC CENTER: CELEST: A CENTER FOR LEARNING IN EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY||$9,235,495|
|Boston University||2003||National Institutes Of Health||$6,396,396|
|Boston University||2007||National Institutes Of Health||NATIONAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES LABORATORIES OPERATIONS||$6,250,000|
|Boston University||2002||National Institutes Of Health||$6,198,559|
|Boston University||2003||National Institutes Of Health||$6,187,710|
|Boston University||2004||National Institutes Of Health||$6,018,417|
|Boston University||2006||National Institutes Of Health||$5,894,000|
|Boston University||2010||National Institutes Of Health||LABORATORY RENOVATION FOR TRANSLATIONAL SYNTHETIC AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY||$5,882,526|
Advisory Committees525 people on 187 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Boston University" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 297 people on 91 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 158 people on 60 committees
- Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 46 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 7 people on 9 committees
- Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 6 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 5 people on 4 committees
- Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 5 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 4 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 2 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 1 person on 1 committee