Research

UA IS A TIER 1 RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

As the largest of UA’s divisions, the College of Arts & Sciences is a powerful engine for innovation

33%

Share of UA's research proposals submitted by A&S faculty

$31M

Grants, contracts, and competitive awards to A&S faculty in 2019

58%

Increase in awards since 2015

Scientific discoveries and creative breakthroughs happen every day at Alabama, and they make real differences in the lives of the people we serve.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, scholars and researchers target the greatest challenges of our times, tear down creative and cultural barriers, and explore the most complex processes of the physical universe.

As we grow our faculty and attract leading scholars from across the globe, our research enterprise expands. The College is poised to continue driving innovation benefitting our state, our nation, and our world.

Discovering New Avenues

UA biologists work with tiny roundworms known as C. elegans to identify a new candidate therapeutic target for Parkinson’s Disease

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Discovering New Avenues

UA biologists work with tiny roundworms known as C. elegans to identify a new candidate therapeutic target for Parkinson’s Disease

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Testing the Water

Marco Bonizzoni

Dr. Marco Bonizzoni, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and others received an NSF grant to develop a new analytical method for detecting harmful levels of heavy metals in water.

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Multiculturalism In Action

Cheryl Toman

Dr. Cheryl Toman, professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern Languages, recently led the Biennale de la langue française, an international meeting of French speakers and scholars.

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TOP-FUNDED A&S UNITS: Contracts & Grants, 2019

$2.4M

$2.4M

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

$6.3M

$6.3M

Department of Biological Sciences

$4.8M

$4.8M

Department of Physics & Astronomy

$2.6M

$2.6M

Department of Psychology

Making Waves

A $360 million award from NOAA, the largest external award in the University’s history, will bring UA to the forefront of cutting-edge hydrological research

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Making Waves

A $360 million award from NOAA, the largest external award in the University’s history, will bring UA to the forefront of cutting-edge hydrological research

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UA Research Awards

24%

Arts & Sciences

76%

All Other UA Units

A&S researchers received a quarter of all University awards in FY 2019

Sculpting a Community

curved wooden benches under pavilion

Craig Wedderspoon and his students in his Beginning Sculpture class installed uniquely designed benches at the Hill Hospital in York, Alabama.

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Attracting National Recognition

Tim Mewes

The National Academy of Sciences has named UA physicist Dr. Tim Mewes a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2022-2023.

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Research Awards, 2015–2019

Top Funding Agencies

National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Departments of Energy & Defense

Cyber Command

UA is partnering with the U.S. Cyber Command to enhance applied cyber research and prepares students for a career in cyber security

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Cyber Command

UA is partnering with the U.S. Cyber Command to enhance applied cyber research and prepares students for a career in cyber security

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