Government Affairs

Research. Policy. Impact.

The Vice Provost for Research Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships serves as a liaison between Northeastern University, federal funding research agencies and Capitol Hill. We work with Northeastern faculty to collaborate on large-scale research projects, from biotechnology to cybersecurity. We also drive novel university-industry-government partnerships that secure major federal funding awards for Northeastern University. In collaboration with university partners we develop consortia around research and innovation with globally-relevant expertise, in order to address international research challenges.

We work in partnership with the Office of Government Relations, which is focused on higher education policy in Washington, D.C., to advance the University’s agenda, and to coordinate effective action on issues that affect higher education in the United States, such as lifelong learning, student aid, immigration and tax policy.

The office of City and Community Engagement is the University’s primary liaison with neighborhood and community groups and works to facilitate partnerships between those organizations and the University’s students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the office works with community organizations and representatives to help to direct University resources toward vital community-defined needs and goals.

Tim Leshan, Vice Provost Research, Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships

Last Updated on July 26, 2021

COVID-19 Research Updates

The Vice Provost for Research Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships has been working diligently with our state and federal partners to secure funding for on-going research related to combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the COVID-19 related research happening at Northeastern University, click here.

Contact Us

If you are in private industry and would like to partner with Northeastern University’s research team or a legislative staffer in need of contacting Government Affairs, please reach out to Dana DeBari, Government Affairs Associate, at d.debari@northeastern.edu.