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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

Save the Date for AU Research Fair

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Celebrate Research at AU

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Get to Know Them: Jessica Gephart

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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

Members of the 1st Marine Division land on Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942.

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A World War II Battle Holds Key Lessons for Modern Warfare

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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