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.

 

A Cosmic Prediction

Two UA researchers are part of an international project that detected a cosmic interaction never observed before, but predicted 60 years ago

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A Cosmic Prediction

Two UA researchers are part of an international project that detected a cosmic interaction never observed before, but predicted 60 years ago

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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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Much Ado About Modern Lit

Dr. Michelle Dowd, the Hudson Strode Professor of English at UA, was recently elected a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America (or SAA).

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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

Harvesting an Economy

Dr. Christina Staudhammer is working to help Amazon villages maintain a steady supply of Brazil nut

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Harvesting an Economy

Dr. Christina Staudhammer is working to help Amazon villages maintain a steady supply of Brazil nut

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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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Tide Against Trafficking

Brittany Gilmer

Dr. Brittany Gilmer and students from her class on human trafficking are hoping to make a difference in their communities by raising awareness throughout Tuscaloosa about human trafficking.

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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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