Explore interdisciplinary research

Contribute to groundbreaking projects spanning various academic disciplines

Our research transcends boundaries

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences exemplifies the New American University paradigm for interdisciplinary research, discovery and development to transform higher education. Our research initiatives integrate perspectives, concepts and theories from several disciplines and fields of expertise to advance our understanding of complex fundamental problems and create innovative solutions.

From incorporating the creativity and connectivity of intellectuals in the humanities to mixing different levels of expertise and methods of inquiry in the social and natural sciences, our researchers embrace interdisciplinary research, transcend traditional academic boundaries and generate new approaches to tackle some of the world’s most pressing concerns, such as eradicating food insecurity and disease.

Top research collaborations
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • College of Public Service and Community Solutions
  • College of Technology and Innovation
  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • School of Sustainability
  • The Biodesign Institute
  • W. P. Carey School of Business

Interdisciplinary research in our college


Research grants in the arts and sciences


Interdisciplinary research centers

$662 million

In research proposals

Ethics @ASU

Ethics @ASU promotes the idea of core values driving how we conduct ourselves personally, professionally, socially and civically. Through ethics research, our scholars find ways to encourage public discussion on various controversial and important issues. Learn more.  

Health @ASU

Health @ASU educates scholars to make breakthroughs in health by cultivating transformative research and developing new initiatives to impact patients, hospitals, laboratories and more. There’s a myriad of health activities happening at ASU. Learn more.

Science @ASU

Science @ASU serves as the core of scientific inquiry, exchange and collaboration at the university that’s No. 1 in the country for innovation. Our faculty and scholars strive for greatness in scientific research from psychology to space exploration. Learn more.