The Office of Research provides support for the research, creative, and scholarly endeavors of Appalachian faculty, staff and students. The Office of Research also collaborates with Special Funds Accounting on the fiscal management of awarded projects.



New Director of Research Protections - Shante' Mathes

The Office of Research welcomes Shante' Mathes as the new Director of Research Protections. We're thrilled to share that Shante' Mathes has accep...

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity - NEA Grants for Arts & Challenge America Grant Programs

Funding opportunity for arts and cultural programmingThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is seeking...

Introduction to Pivot: Appalachian's subscription funding database - Workshop 12/9 at noon

The Office of Research is excited to offer you a resource to find external research grants and funding opportunities—the Pivot (ProQuest) research f...


The Office of Research offers many different professional development opportunities in the area of grantsmanship. You can see a full list of workshops and workshop descriptions here.  A current schedule and registration links are available on the 'Upcoming Events' calendar on Check back later if no registration is currently active.

Upcoming Events


Dr. Ece Karatan
Vice Provost for Research
John E. Thomas Building
Suite 382
PO Box 32174
Boone, NC 28608-2174



Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian

Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian is an annual event that celebrates all research, scholarship and creative endeavors of Appalachian faculty and staff. The event consists of sessions during which faculty and staff present oral presentations, posters, art pieces and performances. The event includes an awards ceremony for the Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. We look forward to seeing you there!

Check our event webpage to see a full list of the presentations given at our fourth annual event in October 2022.

Fulbright Week

Appalachian State University hosts Fulbright Week, an annual event organized and supported by multiple partners across campus, including administrative offices and faculty. Virtual events are planned to help share the many opportunities available to you through Fulbright, answer questions you have about the program, and help you prepare a strong Fulbright application.  The week is sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, the Office of Research, and Nationally Competitive Scholarships.


Reports for additional years can be found here.

Institutes and Partners 

Click on the locations identified below on this interactive Google map to read more about Appalachian research being conducted around the world.