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.

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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Taking Center Stage

Allison Hetzel

Allison Hetzel, a professor of voice and acting, recently resurrected her one-woman show about Georgia O’Keeffe for the first annual Women in History: From Now Until Then showcase.

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ARCS Hall of Fame

Dr. David Dixon

As a world-renowned computational chemist and Robert Ramsay Chair in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. David Dixon has been named to the ARCS Foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

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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

$6.6M

$6.6M

Brewer-Porch Children’s Center

$4.8M

$4.8M

Department of Physics & Astronomy

$2.6M

$2.6M

Department of Psychology

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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UA Research Awards

24%

Arts & Sciences

76%

All Other UA Units

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

Community Resiliency

Dr. Wanyun Shao

Dr. Wanyun Shao, assistant professor in the Department of Geography, is helping the city of New Orleans create a master plan to prioritize water infrastructure investments.

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Sculpting a Difference

steel sculpture by Jonathan Lanier featuring a caterpillar and Children's of Alabama logo

Art professor Craig Wedderspoon and his sculpture students have created unique sculptures to help Nucor, a steel production company in Tuscaloosa, raise funds for Children’s of Alabama.

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Top Funding Agencies

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

An Elusive Particle

Using the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, UA physicists are on an international team of scientists searching for magnetic monopoles

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An Elusive Particle

Using the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, UA physicists are on an international team of scientists searching for magnetic monopoles

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