Research to promote? Read on to learn about the resources available to you, and the offices at BU that work to help faculty amplify their reach.
Research Communications Resources
Public Relations Best Practices
Visit the PR website for best practices on speaking with the media, writing op-eds, and getting the word out about your research.
Whether you’re new to working with the media or a seasoned pro, the Public Relations team can help prepare you for print and broadcast interviews. They offer individual or small-group training sessions, which can be conducted in person, by phone, or at the University’s broadcast studio. Visit Public Relations for more information or contact them either by phone, 617-353-2240, or email, [email protected].
Watch faculty discuss their experiences working with journalists, video, and social media in our Strategic Communications Series.
Case Studies of Research PR Successes at BU
Creating a Website
Information Services & Technology provides a variety of website services for the BU community so you can get the right setup for your needs. Visit IS&T for details on setting up and maintaining sites at BU.
School or College Communications Team
To make sure your story gets to the right audiences, it’s often best to start with your school or college communications person or team. BU communicators work to share content among schools and colleges, BU Today, The Brink, alumni publications, and other channels, so your story reaches the right people
Marketing & Communications
The University’s award-winning Marketing & Communications group can help you spread the word about your research findings in a number of ways:
- storytelling on BU-owned properties like The Brink (formerly BU Research)
- connecting you with journalists directly (email [email protected] to get started) and through the BU Faculty Experts database
- helping you engage directly with the public through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit
Industry Engagement builds strategic long-term relationships with industry, creating road maps that identify areas of mutual opportunity. They work with industry partners to navigate BU’s many disciplines, departments, and schools and colleges, identifying the best talent, best research, and best ways to engage students and faculty.
Federal Relations connects faculty with federal funding agencies, shares Boston University’s expertise with policymakers, works with national educational and scientific organizations, and increases BU’s visibility in Washington as the federal government considers policies affecting research universities.
Foundation Relations builds sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and charitable organizations that share our research, teaching, and social service missions. We pursue this goal through three related strategies: faculty assistance, coordination and stewardship, and fundraising.