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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.  

Grants For Faculty

The Office of the Provost provides competitive internal research grants to support faculty research, scholarship, professional and creative activities. The application for Faculty Research Support Grants are open until January 27, 2020.

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Research Highlights

The blue and white Facebook

Research ·

How You Engage: Study Looks at the Nexus Between Social Media and Social Anxiety

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WeMark Blockchain Technology

Business ·

Blockchain Applications

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Amy and Alan Meltzer in front of blue AU background

Announcement ·

Center for Israel Studies Receives $2 Million as part of $7 Million Gift

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Recent Publications

Empty Classroom

Research ·

How Social Class is Tied to Citizen Satisfaction with Schools: What Can Be Learned from Korea

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A mural of famous people of Black culture at the East River Park Shopping Center.

Environment ·

From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice in Washington, DC

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Books stacked with international flags.

International ·

Geographic and Gender Bias in Undergraduate IR Teaching

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $33M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars