Global, Interdisciplinary Research

Ivan Allen College faculty and students are expanding the research horizons of the liberal arts through interdisciplinary collaborations with diverse teams of humanists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers from academia, business, and government. College researchers are leaders in understanding how the practices of science and technology shape and are shaped by their social and cultural contexts.

Research on a Broad Range of Social and Cultural issues.

Ivan Allen College faculty, research faculty, and students work in over 30 areas of inquiry exploring local and global social and humanistic issues including: energy and environment, international trade, nanotechnology, health and biomedicine, urban infrastructure, governance, security, narrative culture, future media, and sports.

A Commitment to Student Research

As a center for new discoveries in the liberal arts, Ivan Allen College offers a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student research. Research conducted as a student at Georgia Tech is a substantial experience with potential to advance knowledge in a field. A highlight for many students is the one-to-one mentoring by faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge research in the social sciences and humanities.

Diverse Sources of Funding

Situated at the convergence of science, technology, the humanities, and social science, the Ivan Allen College's research has been sponsored from a wide array of funding sources. Some of the current and past sources include:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Carnegie Foundation
  • Carnegie Mellon Institute
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Energy Foundation
  • European Commission
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Aaron Levine
Associate Dean for Research

Explore some of the innovative research being conducted in the College.

The College is host to numerous research centers conducting cutting-edge research in the domains of media, policy, energy, ethics, and more.