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 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 6/29/2020. 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.



NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2020 / July 1-2, 2020

The NSF Convergence Accelerator (CA) program is hosting its first ever Expo, NSF CA Expo 2020 on July 1-2, 2020 – a virtual meeting that provides an...

COVID-19 Bulletin #11 | June 24, 2020


NSF Deadline Changes

NSF has announced the extension of several deadline dates for solicitations or Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) due to the continuing COVID-19 status.&nb...

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


App State receives more than $600K from NSF in support of sea sponge research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Depa...

Recruiting International Students

With a college-age population of about 600 million people, India presents a largely untapped opportunity for Appalachian State University’s recruitm...

App State receives record number of Fulbright awards for faculty

A total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fu...

$115k Awarded for Digital English Writing Center

Dr. Xiaorong Shao (BLIC), Mr. Allan Scherlen (BLIC), and Dr. Bret Zawilski (English) have been awarded $115,127 from the US Department of State. The g...

NEA grant supports 35th annual An Appalachian Summer Festival

BOONE, N.C. — In support of its arts and cultural programming, Appalachian State University has received a $15,000 grant from National Endowmen...

App State partners with Eastman Chemical Co. for NIOSH-funded study on data analytics and workplace safety

BOONE, N.C. — At Appalachian State University, the Human Resources (HR) Science Research Team — a group comprising faculty members and graduate st...


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