The Office of Research and Innovation supports Appalachian State University scholarly and creative activities by expanding access to and facilitating management of research opportunities. The Office enhances the research enterprise by building capacity through research development and methodological and statistical consultation, providing support for externally funded projects, ensuring compliance for regulatory programs, and facilitating the protection, management, and translation of intellectual property. The Office of Research and Innovation also collaborates with Special Funds Accounting on the fiscal management of awarded projects.



Dr. Andrew Bellemer receives NIH grant to connect students to cutting-edge brain mapping data

Shared from CASBOONE, N.C. — Dr. Andrew Bellemer, associate professor of molecular neuroscience and assistant chair of faculty administration i...

Funding Opportunities for Climate Change at Appalachian State

The following funding opportunities are available to support climate change research and scholarly activity. Sign into Pivot, Appalachian State's subs...

Office of Research and Innovation April Workshops: Cayuse Routing for PIs

Cayuse Routing for PIsTuesday, April 9, 10-11 a.m. (Virtual)Wednesday, April 17, 9-10 a.m. (Virtual)Want to go through a step-by-step instructional gu...

Funding Opportunities for Business & Economics at Appalachian State

Business and Economics Funding OpportunitiesThe following funding opportunities are available to support business and economics research and scholarly...

March 2024 Issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News

The March 2024 Issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available. (App State login required)Research Development &...


The Office of Research and Innovation offers many different professional development opportunities. You can see a full list of 2023-2024 workshops and workshop descriptions here. A current schedule and registration links are available on the 'Upcoming Events' calendar on

Upcoming Workshops & Events


Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren
Vice Provost for Research and Innovation
John E. Thomas Building
Suite 383
PO Box 32174
Boone, NC 28608-2174



Awarded External Grants & Contracts

App State faculty and staff routinely receive grant funding from state, regional and national organizations, as well as business and industry sponsors, in support of their research, creative and/or scholarly endeavors. These projects span a variety of disciplines — STEM, the arts and humanities, and business, to name a few — and have far-reaching impact.

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Save the Date for the 2024 Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian Event

Save the Date for Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian 2024!

The Office of Research and Innovation, with support from Hayes School of Music and University Libraries, is excited to host the sixth annual Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event on Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Broyhill Music Center.

This event celebrates all research, scholarship and creative endeavors of Appalachian State faculty and staff. Join us for oral presentations, posters, art pieces and performances. Light refreshments will be served by Grandview Catering & Events.

Please check our event webpage in September for an full list of presenters and presentation times and locations.




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 Innovation, 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.