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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.  

Doctoral Research Scholarships

The scholarships are intended to provide supplemental funds to support basic research, field work, lab work, or closely related endeavors.  Scholarships are available in amounts up to $5,000.

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Upcoming Research Events

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Doctoral Student Research Scholarship Application Review

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Reseach Highlights

Inaugural Sine Fellows

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AU Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

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Photo of Professor Catherine Stoodley. Headshot in front of computer.

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Cutting-Edge Brain Research Honored by Association for Psychological Science

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Professor and student working in lab.

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Unraveling The Genetic Causes of Skin Cancer

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Recent Publications

The purple ribbon for domestic violence prevention.

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Secret No More: New Book Exposes the Truth About Domestic Violence

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Paul Behringer

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The Making of an International Political Historian

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Example of the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests

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Shockwaves from French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Felt Across Europe

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Faculty Research

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Research Findings & Analysis
Institutional Partnerships
Student-Faculty Collaborations
Faculty Publications

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $30M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars