At Texas A&M University, scholarly research is the life-force that drives exceptional instruction. In the College of Liberal Arts, students collaborate with faculty to discover innovative solutions that contribute to the betterment of society. With the help of faculty mentors, students learn to harness their creative scholarship into world-class research. Liberal Arts students develop skills in leadership, discipline, decision-making, and analysis throughout their research endeavors. These skills in turn prepare them to become leaders in their chosen career paths.
In the College of Liberal Arts, our faculty are involved in a variety of research topics within the following five research strengths:
- Diversity and Society
- Governance, Social Institutions, and Behavior
- Culture and Change
- Transnationalism, Globalization, and the International Systems
- Health, Human Wellness, and Health Care
College of Liberal Arts Research Funding Opportunities
In order to accelerate the growth of creative and scholarly research, the College of Liberal Arts provides generous funding opportunities for researchers. These financial aids provide scholars with the means to promote research that yields sustainable development and growth.
Strategic Development Fund
International Travel Support
Research Development Resources
- PIVOT: Funding and researcher expertise connected
- TAMU Division of Research Proposal Development Resources
- DUKE University's Funding Opportunities
- UMass Amherst Proposal Development Toolkits and Resources
Research Centers & Institutes
Texas A&M is home to some of the strongest institutes and centers available to liberal arts research students. These research facilities offer an array of programs that fosters creative and productive exploration within the academic field.
- Census Research Data Center
- Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation
- Center for the Study of the First Americans
- Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
- Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
- Public Policy Research Institute
- Race and Ethnic Studies Institute
The annual Fallon-Marshall lectures series provides the College of Liberal Arts with the opportunity to showcase exciting scholarship, innovative research, and creative activities taking place within the college.
The lecture series was established by philanthropist Mary Marshall in 1994 as a discussion forum for issues in the humanities and social sciences. Marshall named the series for her close friend and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Daniel Fallon. The lecture later became known as the Fallon-Marshall Lecture Series and has been hosted at Texas A&M University for the last 12 years.
- Research Compliance (including IRB)
- Office of Sponsored Research Services
- Council of Principal Investigators
- TAMU Division of Research
Signature Research Projects and Programs
The College of Liberal Arts is the proud home to many exciting new research projects and programs that positively impact our society. Students and faculty utilize these facilities to discover new research pertaining to the humanities, social sciences, and arts.
- Behavioral Neuroscience (psychology) – addresses the loss and recovery of function associated with aging, neurodegenerative disease and neural injury
- Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture – performs research on the global impact of computing, digitization, cyber-worlds, and digital communication on culture
- Laboratory for Study of Social Deviance (sociology) - conducts large-scale studies of the causes and consequences of drug abuse and other deviant adaptations to stress
- Equity, Representation, and Governance Project (political science) - addresses a range of public administration issues, especially those involving the educational experiences of minority students
- Texas Census Research Data Center (sociology) - provides researchers in the State of Texas and beyond access to non-public versions of datasets in the federal statistical system to benefit basic science research, policy research, and research to improve and effectiveness of the federal statistical system