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.

Important Announcements

Updated December 16, 2021.

Introducing Cayuse: We are excited to announce that the Office of Research is currently in the process of transitioning to a new electronic research administration system called Cayuse. Cayuse is a superior platform that will allow us to integrate information from all of our programs in one location, streamlining workflow and improving experience of users across campus. Cayuse will replace AGrants (proposal submissions), AIR (conflict of interest disclosures), and IRBIS (human subjects research protocols), which are being phased out throughout the academic year (2021-2022).  Cayuse will also have additional modules for management of research protocols involving animals and recombinant DNA as well as effort reporting and management of award funds. Each module will be implemented at a different time starting with the conflict of interest module, followed by the human subjects protocols, and other modules following thereafter. Prior to the roll out of each module, we will conduct pilot testing with stakeholders across campus.

At this point, the “Outside Interest” module used for our annual conflict of interest disclosures and research-based, project-specific disclosures is fully functional. Implementation of the  Human Ethics module, which will replace IRBIS to manage human subjects research protocols, is almost complete. Implementation of the Sponsored Programs, Animal Oversight, and Hazard Safety modules are also underway. Additionally, two other modules, Fund Manager and Effort Reporting, are being implemented by Special Funds Accounting to streamline award management processes.

For more information about Cayuse, including the implementation schedule, training opportunities and frequently asked questions, please see our Cayuse information page.

COVID-19: Please visit the App State Coronavirus Information site for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19.



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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 virtual sessions held synchronously and asynchronously throughout the week, where faculty and staff present digital posters, oral presentations, art, and performances. We end the week with an awards ceremony for the Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.

View digital and recorded presentations from 2021 at the event website:

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.


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.