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.

 

Hear Here Alabama

A $2 million grant will accelerate work to improve the lives of people with hearing loss

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Hear Here Alabama

A $2 million grant will accelerate work to improve the lives of people with hearing loss

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No Boundaries

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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Early Promise

Lucasz Ciesla

A study led by the Department of Biological Sciences has discovered a naturally occurring compound exhibits neuroprotective effects against Parkinson’s disease characteristics.

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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

Spectrum of Support

UA researchers come together to improve the lives of those with autism

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Spectrum of Support

UA researchers come together to improve the lives of those with autism

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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

Good Vibrations

Adam Hauser

Dr. Adam Hauser, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is collaborating with the U.S. Army to develop lightweight devices that will detect airborne toxic chemicals.

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Art Professors Win UA’s First Kress Grant for Digital Art History

Doris Sung

University of Alabama art history faculty members Dr. Tanja Jones and Dr. Doris Sung were awarded the Capstone’s first Digital Art History Grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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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

 

TRACKING HISTORY

UA professor creates interactive map of Confederate monument removals

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TRACKING HISTORY

UA professor creates interactive map of Confederate monument removals

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