ASU is ranked 9th in the social sciences by the NSF HERD survey.
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At the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, you will have opportunities, even as undergraduates, to work side-by-side with some of the top minds in the social sciences and affiliated discplines. A good way to begin is to explore the resources and tips below, which will help align your passion with one of the many projects our faculty and graduate students lead.
We typically support about 30 graduate students through some type of research funding, and nearly 50 undergraduates are involved as volunteers, apprentices or paid student workers on research teams across the school.
Our school is a highly productive research enterprise with more than $4M in annual research expenditures. Our faculty lead several National Science Foundation Coupled Natural and Human Systems grants, as well as many other interdisciplinary and disciplinary research grants. Our students are actively engaged in all of our research efforts and the resulting publications.
Our graduate students are also extremely successful in securing funding for their own dissertation research. Funding proposal support is integrated into the curriculum with a credit bearing proposal writing course that culminates in a fully developed proposal. Additional submission and award management support is provided by our Research Advancement and Financial Services teams.
Consult with your committee members and the graduate academic success specialist for support and guidance on achieving your specific research goals. Keep up-to-date on the latest opportunities for graduate research assistantships by regularly visiting the Graduate Student Blackboard.