Research and Research Parks

Virtually all of Alabama’s institutions of higher education are actively engaged in basic as well as applied research in one of the many disciplines housed on their campuses. Faculty from the world over are globally engaged with their colleagues in Alabama. In 2014 Alabama received over US$3,557,000,000 in research funding via university, industry and governmental sources.

Connecting Research Initiatives in Alabama – “Accelerate Alabama”: Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ALEPSCoR) program is dedicated to the advancement of economic development via scientific and engineering research through a collaborative effort among the State’s research universities. The focus of activities is designed to attract and retain distinguished scientists and researchers for Alabama; to develop new cutting-edge technologies and high-tech industry; and to stimulate state competitiveness in medicine, biotechnology, engineering, and other applied sciences.