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.

 

Sea Changes

UA biologist studying link between pollutants and behavioral shifts in a unique fish species

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Sea Changes

UA biologist studying link between pollutants and behavioral shifts in a unique fish species

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Natural Records

Dr. Matthew Therrell examines a slice of a fallen tree along the banks of a creek that feeds the Tennessee River to learn more about historical flood patterns.

Dr. Matthew Therrell, professor of geography, and other UA researchers use nature to discover how waterways in the Tennessee River Valley behaved before recorded history.

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Anthropologist Receives Funding for Research on Doula Care

Dr. Holly Horan

Dr. Holly Horan and her research partners will measure the impact of care provided by doulas, who give physical, mental, and emotional support to expecting mothers before and after birth.

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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

The Last Frontier

UA researchers are using Antarctica as a natural laboratory for scientific discovery

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The Last Frontier

UA researchers are using Antarctica as a natural laboratory for scientific discovery

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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

UA Assists in Detection of Crab Nebula Using Innovative Telescope

the Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope in Arizona

Dr. Marcos Santander, UA assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and two students are part of an international team of scientists that used a new prototype telescope to detect energetic gamma rays from the Crab Nebula.

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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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Top Funding Agencies

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

 

REFORMING LAW ENFORCEMENT

UA assistant professor of philosophy says reform measures should emphasize community collaboration

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REFORMING LAW ENFORCEMENT

UA assistant professor of philosophy says reform measures should emphasize community collaboration

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