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The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is committed to fostering research opportunities for undergraduate students. Below is a list of resources geared specifically towards undergraduate students interested in designing, funding, and presenting their research projects.

Conference Travel

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College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students who are giving papers or presenting research at scholarly conferences may request up to $400 per year from the College to help defray the expense of attending the conference. Undergraduate students must apply for the Provost's Undergraduate Research Travel Funding before applying for CAS funding. Students may not receive funding from both the Provost’s Office and the CAS Dean’s Office. All funding requests must use the Student Conference-Travel form. Requests will be considered on a rolling basis; there is no single deadline. Requests for undergraduate travel should be sent to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: casundergradstudies@american.edu.

Research & Project Support

AU Scholars and Artists Fellowships (via AU Provost)

CAS Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • Buell Scholarship (for collaboration with a faculty member on scholarly or creative work during the academic year)
  • Robyn Rafferty Mathias Undergraduate Summer Fellowships (for scholarly or creative work done under the direction of a faculty mentor during the summer)