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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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Research Highlights

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Science ·

NASA Partnership Provides Grants for AU Research

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Announcement ·

Amy K. Dacey to Lead the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

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Group of presenters at QPRC 2019 conference

Mathematics ·

AU Hosts International Data Science Research Conference

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Recent Publications

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Research ·

Past as Prologue: Sociology Professor Examines the Historic Roots of Latin Exclusion

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The Titanic docked at port in 1912.

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Best-Laid Plans: Kogod Professor Says Smart Business Choices Sank the Titanic

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Steven Taylor and John Atta Mills

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SPA's Steven Taylor Explores Why African-Americans Are Resettling in Ghana

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $30M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars