The University is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation on the coronavirus and associated COVID-19 disease, and emergeny 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. 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.



OpenUNC Website

Reposted from Belk Library and Information Commons:We are pleased to announce that the UNC System has officially launched OpenUNC, a new website that ...

March Issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News

The March 2021 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available. (AppState login required)Research Development & Grant...

Advancing diversity in STEM: "Picture a Scientist" documentary now available. Panel discussion on March 24—register now!

Picture a Scientist is now available to watch on the Film Platform collection on Academic Video Online! Now available through Belk Library and Informa...


The Office of Research offers many different professional development opportunities in the area of grantshmanship. 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 (RECAPP)

This annual event celebrates 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, culminating in an awards ceremony for the Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. RECAPP is supported by the Office of Research, University Libraries, the Office of Student Research, and the Center for Academic Excellence.

The Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity awardees are listed here.

To view previously recorded RECAPP events and abstracts, visit here.

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.


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...


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.