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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.  

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Emerging Scholar Series: Graduate Student Research

Casey Chiappetta

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Seeking Justice through Research

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Min Jung Kim, PhD Student in SIS

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Engaging in Research Abroad

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Communications ·

Doctoral Research Explores Data Protection and Digital Privacy in India

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Recent Publications

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Research ·

New Book Examines Landscape of Competing Facts in American Politics

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Environment ·

New Survey Suggests Future Directions for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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International ·

Brexit Is a Rejection of the Good Friday Agreement for Peace in Northern Ireland

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $30M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars