Federal Research Relations
What We Do
The University of Michigan Washington, D.C. Office serves as a base to reach out to Congress and the federal government for support of the University’s teaching, research and service missions.
Office staff continually monitor federal legislation involving research. They advocate and coordinate federal interactions for the U-M research enterprise, keeping Congress, the executive branch, federal agencies, research organizations, professional societies , and public policy organizations apprised of the achievements, needs, and opportunities arising from the university’s research community.
Office staff also inform and advise U-M faculty and administrators on federal legislative, regulatory, and research policy developments that affect the conduct of research on campus, and works with other institutions to develop appropriate responses.
U-M Government Relations Staff also work in Lansing and Ann Arbor. For more information, visit the website for the Office of Government Relations.
Federal Relations for Research pages:
- Kristina Ko, Associate Vice President for Research, Federal Relations
- Neil Canfield, Director of Federal Relations
- Madeline Nykaza, Assistant Director of Federal Relations
- David Bluhm, Federal Relations Associate
- Information and resources regarding the University of Michigan’s research enterprise for Congressional, administration and agency staffers
- Information and resources for U-M Faculty and Staff who are engaging in Washington, D.C.
- Information and resources for U-M Faculty and Students who are interested in fellowship opportunities in Washington, D.C.
- A weekly newsletter produced by the Office of Federal Relations for Research on developments related to research in Washington, D.C.
- A list of the Michigan Congressional delegation, including the committees they serve on and their contact information