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Fall Federal Relations Update Session

Workshop Overview

These sessions will provide insight and a place for discussion on the overall federal policy landscape, the latest congressional appropriations numbers for agencies and programs of interest to the FSU community, and updates on other relevant policy developments. Instructions will be shared on the process for submitting an item for consideration for inclusion in the FSU Fiscal Year 2020 Federal Agenda. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to this session.


Jonathan Nurse, Director of Federal Relations, FSU Office of Research

Workshop Details

Two sessions are offered so that faculty from both locations have an opportunity to attend one of the sessions.

Thursday, November 15th (On Main Campus- Westcott Building Conference room 201) at 3 p.m.

Friday, November 16th (Southwest Campus/Innovation Park - COAPS Conference Room 225, Research Building A) at 3 p.m.

Presenter Bio

Jonathan Nurse

Jonathan Nurse serves as Director of Federal Relations for Florida State University. He works with the FSU community, Congress, and federal agencies to bolster support for the University’s research activities and other priorities. He also collaborates with universities from across the nation on policy matters of shared interest.

Prior to joining the FSU Office of Research, Jonathan served as Director of Government Relations for the Infectious Diseases Society of America where he represented more than 10,000 physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals dedicated to excellence in patient care, prevention, public health, education, and research related to infectious diseases. He was instrumental in securing new funding in Fiscal Year 2016 to implement the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and advancing the antibiotic research and development components of the 21st Century Cures Act that was signed into law in 2016. 

Jonathan also served as Assistant Director of Federal Relations for the University of Washington and has experience in the private sector, working for federal affairs firms that specialized in higher education and local government development. Jonathan holds a BA and MPP from The George Washington University and was raised in New Jersey.


Please contact Rachel Goff-Albritton ( or Jonathan Nurse ( with any questions.