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As UA’s largest division, the College of Arts and Sciences is a powerful engine for innovation. As we grow our faculty and attract leading scholars from across the globe, our research enterprise expands.

Research News


Scientific discoveries and creative breakthroughs happen every day at UA, 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.

  • $25.7M

    Research grants awarded to A&S faculty in 2021

  • 1,030

    Works published by A&S faculty in 2021

  • 1,500+

    Undergraduate research participants

  • 58%

    Increase in research awards since 2015

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Vital Preparation

The University of Alabama partnered with several state agencies to launch a digital platform and on-demand learning program designed to offer essential education and training to physicians and healthcare professionals.

Science and Engineering Complex

The Next Generation

Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences were awarded a $3 million grant to train post-baccalaureates in field ecology, targeting participants who have been traditionally under-represented in ecology and natural resources.

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Through A New Lens

Researchers at The University of Alabama are part of an international group of over 350 scientists who produced an image of the Milky Way using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory buried deep in the ice of Antarctica.

Mapping Minter

A project by researchers at The University of Alabama to digitally display and preserve the work and stories of a well-regarded Birmingham artist has launched, drawing international attention.
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Artist Joe Minter standing in his found-object exhibition titled "Birmingham Jail"

Award-Winning Faculty

Our faculty are at the forefront of continued discovery and innovation.

  • 18

    NSF Career Award Winners

  • 1

    National Humanities Center Fellow

  • 7

    Faculty Fulbright Scholars

  • 12

    National Endowment for the Humanities Award Winners


The College is committed to nurturing and supporting our researchers, scholars, and artists by providing opportunities for professional growth and development and rewarding excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity.
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