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 on June 2, 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 next 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 in July, followed by the human subjects protocols early fall and other modules following shortly thereafter. Prior to the roll out of each module, we will conduct pilot testing with stakeholders across campus. 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.




April 2021 Issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News

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

OpenUNC Website

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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...


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

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.  The is event 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 Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian 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.