Federal Government Relations
Stony Brook University has deep partnerships with federal government agencies and strong relationships with our federal representatives.
The federal government invests more than $145 million in research at Stony Brook University through the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies. In addition, Stony Brook University serves as a managing partner of the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory where we have joint faculty and research appointments and we are currently the Lab's largest research user.
University Government Relations staff regularly arrange meetings with members of congress to update them on Stony Brook's progress and educate them on any legislative impacts to the University’s academic and health care priorities, including financial aid. We also provide assistance when inviting federal representatives to campus.
Stony Brook University is also a member of national organizations such as the Association of American Universities (AAU) – a non-profit association of the top 62 public and private research universities in North America, The Science Coalition (TSC), Association of Academic Medical Centers (AAMC), National Association of Public Hospitals (NAPH) and others. We join with these organizations to help formulate legislative policy and regulations that enable Stony Brook and other research facilities to advance the nation's research success.