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 11/23/2020. 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.



Research Forum #2: Democracy and Politics - Recording

If you were unable to attend yesterday's Research Forum and are interested in hearing from our presenters you can access the recorded event ...

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 ...

Register for 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar!

Register to attend the 2020 fall Virtual NIH Seminar! From October 27 -30, you can attend free sessions covering topics from career planning to p...

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.  View past awardees:

View past RECAPP events:

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...


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.