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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

  • Ait-Ghezala Fellowship: March 8
  • Doctoral Scholarships: March 11
  • Massey Fellowship: March 22
  • United Methodist Scholarship: March 22


Reseach Highlights

Alex Godwin

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Expanding Research in Computer Science

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Hurricane statistics

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Blockchain: How Increasing Trust, Efficiency, and Transparency Can Save Lives

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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

Two passports and a gavel

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Roadmap for Change: AUWCL Professor’s New Book on Practical Equality

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Science Communication event

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New Research to Help Scientists Better Connect with Policymakers

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Ukrainian woman holding a rifle in military fatigues.

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Women Warriors: SIS Prof. Co-Authors Book on Female Combatants

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $30M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars