The hub for intellectual inquiry and discovery

Award-winning research and interdisciplinary centers and labs.

Faculty at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are leading innovative research in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

Together, students and scholars engage with community partners to create public value that benefits local, national and global communities.


Nationally ranked for research expenditures.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university with an eye toward academic excellence. Our ambition has driven us to the top of national research rankings lists.


in anthropology.


in transdisciplinary research.


in geological and earth sciences.


in total research expenditures for public institutions without a medical school.


in research expenditures (2022-23).


in external research expenditures in the past five years.


Pie chart: Gold section labeled NASA, 207; maroon section labeled Department of Health and Human Services, 117; green section labeled National Science Foundation, 108; blue section labeled Department of Defense, 22; orange section labeled Department of Energy, 18; pink section labeled Department of Education, 18; gray section labeled Other, 16.

Top research sponsors of The College

The College's top research sponsors over the past five years include NASA ($207 million), the Department of Health and Human Services ($117 million), the National Science Foundation ($108 million), the Department of Defense ($22 million), the Department of Energy ($18 million) and the Department of Education ($18 million).

Data in the pie chart show top sponsors in millions based on research expenditures from 2018 to 2022, for projects that recognize a unit within The College.

Unmatched access to world-class centers.

The College is home to over 50 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. Many are recognized nationally and globally for research excellence and innovation.

All centers and institutes.

Problem solvers reimagining better futures.

Faculty at The College are renowned experts in their fields. Their research efforts reimagine better futures by amplifying diverse perspectives, creating equitable and sustainable solutions and driving necessary transformation. Data in this section are from January 2023.


National Academy of Engineering member


John Templeton Foundation Prize winners


Nobel Laureates


MacArthur Fellows


Pulitzer Prize winners


Sloan Research Fellows


American Council of Learned Societies Fellows


National Academy of Sciences members


American Academy of the Arts and Sciences members


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows


Guggenheim Fellows


Fulbright American Scholars


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Knowledge Enterprise

The Knowledge Enterprise is the hub for research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and international development at ASU.


Graduate programs

The College houses over 140 graduate degree programs in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Find the program that works for your needs and goals.


Student research

Find flexible opportunities and funding for undergraduate or graduate research experiences.