Awarded External Grants & Contracts

App State faculty and staff routinely receive grant funding from state, regional and national organizations, as well as business and industry sponsors, in support of their research, creative and/or scholarly endeavors. These projects span a variety of disciplines — STEM, the arts and humanities, and business, to name a few — and have far-reaching impact.

In fiscal year 2023, App State’s external funding from grants and contracts totaled $22.3 million — the second highest amount in university history.

Browse externally awarded grants/contracts in the table below and use the search field to filter awarded grants/contracts by campus unit.

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2021-2022

Awardee Project Title College/School/Division Award Amount Sponsor Date Awarded
Dr. Andrew
Heckert
Using Tiny Triassic Fossils to Address Big Evolutionary Questions-Comparisons of Microvertebrate Assemblages from South Africa and Poland
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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
$34,430
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
September 2021
Dr. Derek
Martin
Large woody debris in low-gradient floodplain rivers: Spatial distribution, physical controls, and geomorphic effects
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning
$38,172
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
September 2021
Dr. Alan
Needle
How to TRAIN Pathways: Targeted Rehabilitation of Ankle Instability through Neurological Pathways
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Beaver College of Health Sciences
Department of Public Health and Exercise Science
$57,349
National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation
September 2021
Dr. Michael
Opata
MRI: Acquisition of a Flow Cytometer, a Multi-User Resource at Appalachian State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biology
$264,868
National Science Foundation
September 2021
Elisabeth
Cavallaro
Enhancing Mental Well-being Through Online Gaming Communities
Division of Student Affairs
Department of Wellness and Prevention Services
$1,750
American College Health Foundation
September 2021
Dr. Nicholas
Shaw
Proving Commercial Viability: The Use of Nano-Reactors in Peptide Synthesis
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences
$19,543
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
September 2021
Dr. James
Beeler
Appalachian College Advising Corps (21-22 Academic Year)
Division of Academic Affairs
College Access Partnerships
$721,395
National College Advising Corps
October 2021
Dr. John
Jameson
Alleghany Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
$23,231
Alleghany County Schools
October 2021
Dr. Alex
Howard
App State Collegiate Recovery Community Continuation of Funding 2021-2022
Division of Student Affairs
Department of Wellness and Prevention Services (former employee)
$76,260
University of North Carolina System Office
October 2021
Dr. Amy Dellinger
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Appalachian Senior Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology
$1,500
Wilkes County Community Foundation
October 2021