Engaged Scholarship Initiatives

Through collaborative partnerships that bring together academic and community-based knowledge, we work together to improve the quality of life for all people in Alabama and beyond.

a woman sitting surrounded by woven baskets
Basket weaver Estelle Jackson is one of the artists interviewed for the Black Belt Artist Project, which documents the lives and work of Black Belt artists through photography and oral histories. Photo by UA student Aleiah Briggs.

Black Belt Artist Project

The Black Belt Artist Project is a collaborative initiative between the UA Department of Art and Art History, the non-profit Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, and Canon Solutions America. Students participating in the project spend two semesters with these culturally unique artists in several counties of the Black Belt, documenting their lives and works through photography and oral history video interviews.

Good Health and Wellbeing

Center for Youth Development & Intervention

Hear Here Alabama Bus

Psychology Clinic

Speech & Hearing Center

Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

Life on Land, Life Below Water, and Climate Action


Marine Science Consortium

Tanglewood Biological Station

a truck emblazoned with the words hear here, alabama
The Hear Here Alabama project brings a mobile audiology clinic to Alabamians with limited or no access to audiology services. Learn more at hearherealabama.as.ua.edu.

Social Commentary

American Examples

Culture on Edge

Study Religion Podcast

Visiting Writers Series


The University of Alabama Museums encompasses four museums, two research departments, and the Discovering Alabama television program.

Institute for Social Science Research

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is an interdisciplinary organization with a broad mission to promote and conduct research in the social sciences at The University of Alabama. Through its research, the ISSR provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate training in social science research, and partners with many state and national agencies and organizations.

Map Library

The Map Library is a Regional Depository for the United States Geological Survey and Bureau of Land Management, and includes over 1,700 monographs, 270,000 maps and 75,000 aerial photographs.

International Research Partnerships

Our international research partnerships and collaborations with educators in Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe are part of a broader movement of global scholars to prepare students for entry into a diverse, complex world. We offer programs in Cuba, Greece, and Ghana, and are developing partnerships with universities in several other countries.