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Research & Initiatives

At the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark, our world-class faculty maintains Rutgers University’s 250-year-old legacy of producing high-impact scholarship making a difference in our city, state, nation and world.

It’s a legacy we’re proud of as we pursue our twin mission of cutting-edge research and teaching. Our professors, the best and brightest in their fields, push the frontiers of knowledge, tackle pressing issues in need of solutions, and win prestigious honors along the way, including NSF, NIH and NEA grants, and awards from the Mellon, Guggenheim, Ford and McKnight Foundations, to name a few.

Our faculty have won numerous awards for their publications, including the Lambda Literary Award, American Book Award, Liberty Legacy Award in Civil Rights History, and Lannan Award.



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Centers & Institutes

Visit the many hubs of research at Arts & Sciences
Ashley Murphy

Research Spotlight

Ashley Murphy Awarded First DEES Fellowship With Sights Set on Mars

"Most undergraduates don’t realize all the things you can do with a geology background...helping them see that and watching them get excited is really rewarding."

Research Spotlight

New Research on Arctic Dragonfly Lays Groundwork for Studying Effects of Climate Change

Professor Jessica Ware, an entomologist and evolutionary biologist, often ventures to the remote jungles of South America in search of dragonflies, damselflies, cockroaches...

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