Research Centers across the Arts and Sciences provide homes for faculty, students, and staff to do in depth research, pursue interdisciplinary scholarship, and meet with scholars from other fields who are trying to answer the same questions. 


  • Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

    "The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study for Jewish Life is committed to academic excellence and fostering scholarly exchange, and connects the university with the community through its public lectures, Jewish Film Festival Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events, and teacher training. The Center sponsors visiting scholars and offers a wide range of programs for students and seminars for faculty. The activities of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center advance the Bildner Center's commitment to reduce prejudice and promote inter-group understanding."
  • Center for African Studies

    "Rutgers University, home of the African Studies Association Secretariat, has a long history of commitment to the teaching of Africa through curricular and faculty development. CAS informs a broader public through a vigorous outreach program of community projects and educators' workshops for K-12 teachers. Its programming includes departments throughout Rutgers University, including New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden. With a number of CAS faculty members specializing in literatures of Africa in Arabic, English, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili, Rutgers is an extraordinary center for the study of literatures of Africa. Rutgers also has unusual strength in African linguistics, as well as in African social and cultural history. There are CAS faculty members who work directly on African history and numerous others whose work in comparative, global, imperial or Diaspora history contribute indirect ways to a deeper understanding of African history. Students of the contemporary African environment also benefit from interdisciplinary CAS member faculty in Geography, Human Ecology, and Anthropology."
  • Center for Critical Intelligence Studies

    Housed within the Department of Political Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, the Center is your gateway to information about educational offerings, internships, research opportunities, and careers in the fields of intelligence and national security. Rutgers became a federally-designated Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in January 2015 through a grant award from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Since that time, Rutgers University-New Brunswick has established a popular minor in Critical Intelligence Studies in collaboration with the SAS Political Science Department; executed certificate programs in intelligence, national security, and data science for undergraduate and graduate students across the University; hosted conferences on the most pressing issues in the field; and leveraged ties with federal agencies and other partners to develop educational, research, and internship programs to prepare students for potential careers within the Intelligence Community.
  • Center for Cultural Analysis

    Founded in 1986, the Center for Cultural Analysis is Rutgers University’s hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the humanities and social sciences. A member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, the CCA supports an annual research seminar and a series of working groups that explore emerging areas of inquiry.
  • Center for European Studies

    The Center's mission is to promote research and teaching on medieval, early modern and modern Europe at Rutgers, and to foster intellectual exchanges between members of the Rutgers community and European scholars and institutions. The CES sponsors an undergraduate major and minor in European Studies and hosts a Graduate Associates Program, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with research interests in Europe. Every year, the CES hosts a rich assortment of public lectures, conferences and outreach activities that foster deeper understanding of European history, politics and culture.
  • Center for Human Evolutionary Studies

    Our mission at the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies is to promote and support innovative and broad ranging faculty and student research that is grounded in evolutionary theory and explores the past and present of what it means to be human. Your contribution will support research in paleoanthropology, archeology, non-human primate behavioral ecology, genetics, and modern behavior across the globe, from New Jersey to Kenya, from Iceland to Indonesia.
  • Center for Latin American Studies

    The mission of the Rutgers University Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is to promote pedagogy, research, and service in and about the broader region known as Las Américas. Through courses, programs of study, and extracurricular events, we help students and faculty better understand the diverse cultures and histories of the complex region, and the many ways in which the United States and Latin America are deeply conjoined. In fields spanning the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, Rutgers faculty and student research generates new insights into Latin American culture and society, politics and economics, and environment and ecology. We believe that all engagement between US-based peoples and institutions and Latin America, be it pedagogical or scholarly, should be characterized by openness and reciprocity. Therefore, another aspect of our mission is to offer service opportunities for our students, to create positive encounters between researchers and students across the hemisphere, and to ensure that all of our engagements promote good relations between people in the diverse regions that make up Las Américas.
  • Center for Materials Theory

    The Rutgers Center for Materials Theory (CMT) has been establish to enhance and promote the activities of the theoretical condensed matter physics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. The Center is comprised of ten faculty members and their associated research groups. A core component of the Center is the Abrahams Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which offers highly qualified applicants the opportunity to pursue a flexible research program at the forefront of the field in collaboration with faculty members of their choosing. The Center also features a visitor’s program, develops and hosts workshops and conferences, maintains a cutting-edge high-performance computing cluster, and participates in the organization of the Condensed Matter Seminar series.
  • Center for Mathematical Sciences Research

    "The center for Mathematical Sciences Research has as its primary mission the facilitation of research in mathematics, both pure and applied, at the highest level. This includes, in an integral way, graduate and post-graduate education and research training. While the center is intimately affiliated with the Mathematics department, it also has strong connections with the Physics department and DIMACS with which it often shares students and visitors. It also interacts with many other parts of the university, e.g. chemistry and engineering. "
  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is an interdisciplinary center composed of faculty drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. CMES hosts public events throughout the academic year that foster academic and cultural engagement with issues relevant to the study of the Middle East region and its peoples. The center is also home to the Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP), which offers an undergraduate major and minor, through which students are able to study with faculty experts in many different disciplines.
  • Center for Nonlinear Analysis

    Nonlinear analysis is a branch of mathematics that models and treats nonlinear phenomena. The main objective of the Center for Nonlinear Analysis is to foster scientific exchanges and collaborations among faculty, postdocs, students, and visitors in the broad field of Nonlinear Analysis and Applications. A significant focus is on mentoring the next generation of researchers and educators by organizing seminars and hosting visitors, which enrich the research environment and atmosphere.
  • Center for Quantitative Biology

    The primary mission of the Rutgers Center of Quantitative Biology (CQB) is to enable scientific exchanges and collaborations between faculty residing in different academic departments who are interested in quantitative modeling of biological phenomena. Research interests of CQB faculty members comprise both experimental and theoretical approaches and range from evolutionary dynamics, stochastic processes in biology, and single-molecule biophysics to modeling onset and progression of cancer. CQB facilitates these activities by holding a weekly seminar series as well as providing travel support for faculty and affiliated students and postdoctoral researchers to attend national and international scientific meetings.
  • Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)

    CCICADA—The Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis—is a US Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence that uses advanced data analysis and systems to address natural and manmade threats to the safety and security of the American people. CCICADA’s work is carried out by researchers and students with 17 partner institutions. The lead university in the partnership is Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. CCICADA’s director is Dr. Fred Roberts, Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers.
  • DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science)

    DIMACS (the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) facilitates research, education, and outreach in discrete mathematics, computer science theory, algorithms, mathematical and statistical methods, and their applications. Our multi-year special focus programs address research themes that require topical expertise in these areas, have potential for societal impact, and are poised for advance. Our educational programs include materials development for high school and college classrooms, an extensive summer undergraduate research program, and teacher training programs
  • Institute for Research on Women

    IRW fosters feminist scholarship, activism, and community building. Our work incorporates critical, interdisciplinary perspectives on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, class, and nation. Our programs include a seminar, distinguished lecture series, and undergraduate learning community. We publish the online journal Rejoinder and the Rutgers University Press Feminist Bookshelf series. We also run the Rutgers Public Engagement Project, facilitate working groups, and host visiting scholars from around the world.
  • NHETC, New High Energy Theory Center

    Theoretical particle physics has advanced its frontiers enormously in recent years. The success of the Weinberg-Salam model of electroweak interactions, culminating in the recent discovery of the W+- and Z , has led to efforts to find a unified theory including quantum chromodynamics and perhaps general relativity as well. A theory of all interactions and particles usually has far-reaching implications, for instance, predicting proton decay, and affecting the development of the universe in the first few moments after the big bang. Thus particle physics now relates to problems in cosmology, such as galaxy formation and the observed predominance of matter over anti-matter. The most ambitious of these unified theories-- superstrings--is being intensively studied at Rutgers, which has one of the strongest particle theory groups in the world. Other problems, such as developing methods to study non- abelian gauge theories in nonperturbative regimes, electroweak baryogenisis, and computational methods, are also being studied. Advances in the understanding of field theory have yielded techniques and predicted phenomena which are relevant to mathematics, statistical mechanics, and condensed matter physics.
  • NJ Civic & Law-Related Education

    " The New Jersey Center for Civic Education is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences and located on the Rutgers-Piscataway campus. The Center is dedicated to: Fostering the knowledge, skills and dispositions students need to be responsible, engaged politically tolerant citizens in a democratic society Providing professional development and resources for K-12 educators Promoting civic engagement and an understanding of history and the role of the citizen and public policy-making in a democratic society Advocating for policies that enhance the teaching of social studies"
  • Rutgers Advanced Institute for Caribbean Studies (RAICCS)

    Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, literary, visual, sound and performance studies, cultural studies, black aesthetics, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, black Marxism, black internationalism, subaltern studies, critical feminist discourses, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, development and political economy, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas.
  • Rutgers British Studies Center

    The Rutgers British Studies Center (RBSC) supports a rich variety of programming—lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtables—dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of British history and culture. Chronologically, we aim to investigate conventional boundaries between tradition and modernity, feudalism and capitalism, the imperial and the post-imperial, the neo-classical and the post-romantic, and the modern and the post-modern.
  • Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies

    The main mission of RCCS is to sponsor, coordinate, and promote all China-related academic activities at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. As a major research university, Rutgers has played an important role in the production and the dissemination of knowledge about China, both historical and contemporary. We have a group of active scholars in many areas of Chinese Studies across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools.
  • Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science

    "The mission of the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) is to carry out excellent research in the interdisciplinary and complex field of Cognitive Science. Researchers from several disciplines, most prominently Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy, come together at RuCCS to learn about the theories and research programs of other scholars with overlapping interests but very different backgrounds. RuCCS places great importance on the training of the next generations of scholars. Through its undergraduate major and minor, RU undergraduates have the opportunity to learn about and participate in outstanding research with leaders in the field. The Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science also offers doctoral students the opportunity to engage with areas and faculty members outside their department."
  • Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis

    The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) was founded in 1988 by the Rutgers Department of History as a center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach. Each year, the Center welcomes several visiting senior and postdoctoral fellows, who join Rutgers faculty and graduate students in weekly seminar discussions and annual conferences around the project theme. In addition to its theme-driven projects, the Center also hosts an ongoing seminar and lecture series in Black Atlantic History.
  • Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion

    The aim of the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion is to foster the study of philosophical questions that arise within religious doctrine and practice. Its means of doing so include: graduate seminars, a weekly reading group, post-doctoral fellowships, senior fellows, the annual Sanders Lecture, lectures by distinguished visiting professors, workshops and conferences, and its network of affiliated faculty at Rutgers and neighboring institutions.
  • Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI)

    The Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) supports multilingual English language learners in all stages of their academic careers: pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional. We strive to create a community of university partners by fostering cross-cultural and cross-linguistic programming across Schools and Programs, contributing to Rutgers University’s efforts to become a truly global institution.
  • Rutgers Oral History Archives

    "Since 1994, the Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA) has been recording the life narratives of: Alumni and/or New Jersey residents who served during times of conflict People with a story to tell about New Jersey's rich social and cultural history Men and women who helped shape the history of Rutgers University ROHA's digital archive features 1,138 life course oral history interviews and over 32,000 pages of fully text-searchable transcripts. All content is available to students, teachers, and scholars free of charge for educational purposes. "
  • South Asian Studies Program

    The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) is an inter-disciplinary center dedicated to promoting the study of South Asia and its diasporic communities. SASP offers a Minor in South Asian Studies, drawing from more than 70 South Asia-related courses taught at Rutgers, allowing students to tailor their studies according to interest. It more broadly supports the teaching and research activities of South Asia-related faculty and students by organizing public talks and cultural events, hosting scholarly visitors, and offering small grants for student research.
  • Thomas Edison Papers

    The Thomas A. Edison Papers makes the documentary legacy of America’s most prolific inventor and innovator accessible through selective, annotated digital image and book editions. In addition, we disseminate our research through journal and book publications, conference papers, information on our website, media appearances, public lectures, museum collaborations, and educational programs.
  • W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

    The W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience was established with a specific mission: to bring effective treatments to people with spinal cord injury. Based on a commitment to collaboration, all Center facilities and programs are designed to enable cooperative projects and enhance external relationships to combine the knowledge and expertise of academic, corporate, government, public and private partners, and the community.