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.

Enhancing Resiliency

UA researchers are developing advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help communities prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes

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Enhancing Resiliency

UA researchers are developing advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help communities prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes

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Forging a Network

Martha Makowski

Assistant Professor Dr. Martha Makowski and the Department of Mathematics are recipients of a 2021 Tensor Women and Mathematics Award.

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Increasing Equitable Vaccine Access

Stephanie McClure

Dr. Stephanie McClure and a team of UA researchers are working with CommuniVax, a nationwide project aimed at promoting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination.

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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

Unprecedented Observations

Astrophysics researchers contributed to a global effort to give unparalleled insight into a black hole and the system it powers

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Unprecedented Observations

Astrophysics researchers contributed to a global effort to give unparalleled insight into a black hole and the system it powers

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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

Hear Here Alabama

Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon in the Hear Here Alabama bus

Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, professor of communicative disorders, will lead a $2.18 million NIH grant that addresses accessibility and affordability of hearing healthcare in rural communities.

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No Boundaries

Rebecca Salzer

Rebecca Salzer, an associate professor of dance at UA, directs the Dancing Digital project, which is working to improve access to recorded dance by creating a new digital resource.

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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

Freedom on the Move

Dr. Joshua Rothman awarded a $750,000 NEH grant to digitize advertisements for runaway slaves

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Freedom on the Move

Dr. Joshua Rothman awarded a $750,000 NEH grant to digitize advertisements for runaway slaves

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