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Research @ AU

Known as a college-centered research university, AU values scholar-teachers who are fully engaged both in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

American University, a Carnegie-classified research university, is deeply committed to creating knowledge, including creative and professional activity, in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the professions. We strongly support research by our students and faculty.

Whether you are a student looking for project funding or a faculty member looking to communicate research impact, this site offers various resources to assist with research at AU. Please take a minute to look around the site to learn more about the exciting, innovative, and inspiring research taking place at American University.  

Application Deadlines

  • Massey Fellowship: March 22
  • United Methodist Scholarship: March 22


Reseach Highlights

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Challenging Western Misconceptions through Fashion Research

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Jane Palmer

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New Research to Examine Legal Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

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Michelle Egan and Tamar Gutner

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SIS Professors Gutner and Egan Combine Research and Practice Through CFR Fellowships

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Recent Publications

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Curious Minds: Perry Zurn is a Scholar and Proponent of Curiosity Studies

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New Research Focuses on Coping with Food Insecurity

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Senate Vote Could End US Complicity in the Saudi-Led Genocide in Yemen

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $30M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars