Engage with world-renowned research and labs

Flexible opportunities and funding for hands-on research experience.

Through flexible research opportunities in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can help you gain critical research experience no matter your individual circumstance.


Innovative and inclusive programs.

Arizona State University and The College prioritize access and inclusion, measuring our success not by whom we exclude, but whom we include and how they succeed – research is no exception.


Portrait of Brit Burgard.


I do flora for my master’s program related to the telegraph wildfire that burned in 2021. I will be collecting plant specimens and preserving them. Some will go to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and the rest will go to the ASU Arboretum.

Brit Burgard
Plant biology and conservation graduate student
Benson Award recipient

Opportunities and funding that meet you where you’re at.

Traditional or nontraditional, on-campus or online, graduate or undergraduate — no matter your situation, The College offers opportunities for hands-on research experience, preparing you for the next step in your career.


Funding for graduate and undergraduate research

Many scholarships and awards support research projects. Check out ASU’s scholarship portal to browse all scholarship opportunities. You can also view: 


On-campus undergraduate research

The Office of the University Provost has compiled a list of internal and external research and internship opportunities for you to explore.

You are also encouraged to get in touch with your specific academic unit to explore research opportunities that apply to your degree program. 


Online undergraduate research

The Online Undergraduate Research Scholars (OURS) program provides group-based research opportunities and mentorship for ASU Online students at The College.  

OURS scholarships that support online student research are also available.

Portrait of Sage Binder.

 I have just finished applying to graduate schools and will (fingers crossed) start graduate school in fall of 2023. My intended research direction is to investigate the use of computer systems to verify mathematical theorems from the basic axioms of logic and set theory. I am further interested in the potential use of software to not only verify proofs, but also to actively assist in discovering proofs. 

Sage Binder
Mathematics undergraduate student
Summer research project participant


Access to award-winning faculty and research.

Students at The College interact with experts in their fields. Here you can acquire new knowledge, develop analytical and problem-solving abilities and gain valuable experience for graduate school
applications and resumes. 

Check out faculty research.


Portrait of Rachel Welshans.


One specific topic that I was really interested in learning more about and seeing how it unfolded was the Bisbee Deportation of 1917. … Once I started finding little mentions of the mining companies or labor strikes in the materials we were going through, I was hooked.

Rachel Welshans
History undergraduate student
OURS program participant

Additional resources


Graduate programs

The College houses over 140 graduate degree programs. Find the program that works for your needs and goals.


Faculty research

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


Centers and institutes

The College is home to over 50 research centers and institutes, many of which offer research opportunities and funding.