The University is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation on the coronavirus and associated COVID-19 disease, and emergency procedures are in place.

The Office of Research is open. Please note that our staff is mostly teleworking, but can be reached by email or by phone at their campus number. The information at this link provides research-related guidance as of 8/27/2020. We will continue to update this page as needed. Please contact us at or 262-7459 with specific questions.


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.



Call for Fall 2020 University Research Council Grant Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the University Research Council (URC) Grants Program. The URC is committed to a broad and ...

Summer Stipend for Writing a Grant Program - Summer 2021

In an effort to incentivize faculty preparing significant external research grant applications, the Office of Research is accepting applications for t...

Post Event Survey: Virtual RECAPP 2020

Thank you for attending this year's virtual RECAPP event. We loved sharing in all of the research and creative endeavors taking place in the Appalachi...

RECAPP: Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian

This annual event highlights all research, scholarship, and creative endeavors - funded and unfunded - of Appalachian Faculty and Staff. During the event, faculty and staff present posters, digital presentations, oral presentations, art, and/or performances.

Each year, two individuals are awarded the Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.

Institutes and Partners 


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



Upcoming Events


Updated registration links will be available on the "Upcoming Events" calendar. Check back later if no registration is currently active.

University Research Council (URC) Grant Workshop

The URC Grants Program competition held twice annually supports faculty by providing up to $5,000 awards. Faculty representatives from the URC disciplinary review panels will discuss the proposal review process and provide proposal preparation tips for prospective applicants.


Develop Your Research Agenda

This brief workshop will serve as an introduction to developing a new research agenda for both new and seasoned faculty members. During this session, we will define "the research agenda" and discuss why it is important and various ways to establish and implement it successfully. 



Funding Your Research

Join us for an in-depth discussion about funding agencies and how to assess if they're a good fit for your work. This workshop will provide an overview of the funding agencies likely to fund Appalachian State University as well as opportunity databases and other resources available through the university


SPIN Database Training

This hands-on workshop will provide in-depth training in the Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) database to assist faculty in the search for their own grant funding.


Grant Proposal Writing Overview

This workshop will provide an overview of writing a grant proposal, including the essential components required in most grant proposals.  We'll review what makes an effective proposal, the abstract, the project description, defining the problem, identifying goals and objectives, the evaluation, and sustainability.  We will also identify common grant proposal writing mistakes and pitfalls.


Board of Trustees International Travel Grant Workshop

This workshop will walk you through the Board of Trustees International Travel grant proposal guidelines, present tips for writing the project design, and review the university travel guidelines necessary for your research travel planning and budget.  


Communicating Research Effectively

Join us for an interactive two-part session designed to work through ways you can communicate your research more effectively in grant proposals. The first session will focus on ways to convey your subject matter effectively with a focus on grammar, sentence structure, and organization. The second session will focus specifically on concisely communicating the methodology and data analysis plan. 



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