The School of Liberal Arts engages in a broad range of research, scholarship and creative activity in the humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the School’s academic disciplines is mirrored by the wide variety of research projects underway in almost a dozen centers, institutes and signature centers. Our researchers collaborate with scholars at universities across the United States and around the world.
Philosophers and historians work in teams to publish critical editions and faculty across the discipline publish fiction, literary criticism, and historical analyses. Social scientists bring their expertise to projects in areas including health economics, cross-generational philanthropy, prevention of HIV/AIDS, and child obesity. We form cross-campus collaborations with researchers in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, SPEA, Law, Science, and Social Work at IUPUI. To further encourage interdisciplinary cooperation, work in progress is shared through bimonthly meetings.
The School presently holds more than $29 million in active research grants and contracts. Funders include federal agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Institutes for Health (NIH), state agencies, other governmental agencies, family and corporate foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other colleges and universities.