University Research Council

The mission of the University Research Council is to stimulate, encourage, and support research across all segments of the University community. The URC is committed to a broad and inclusive definition of research, including both pure and applied research as well as scholarly creative endeavors. The URC has responsibility for reviewing all proposals submitted to the University Research Council Grants Program. 

Faculty and staff are nominated by their respective units for appointment to the Council by the Chief Research Officer. Appointments will take into account the following: representation of as many departments and disciplines as possible, with a combination of tenured/untenured faculty for the academic college/school appointments. Administrative members serve as a function of their position.

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business

College of Education

College of Fine and Applied Arts

 College of Health Sciences

School of Music

University Library


For a listing of involved administrative members, click here.

2020-21 Academic Year Meetings


  • September 15, 4 pm until 5 pm
  • October 20, 4 pm until 5 pm
  • November 17, 4 pm until 6 pm
  • January 19, 4 pm until 5 pm
  • February 16, 4 pm until 5 pm
  • March 16, 4 pm until 5 pm
  • April 20, 4 pm until 6 pm

Past meeting minutes may be viewed here.


University Research Council (URC) Grants

The mission of the University Research Council is to stimulate, encourage, and support research across all segments of the University community. The URC is committed to a broad and inclusive definition of research, including both pure and applied research as well as scholarly creative endeavors. Each year, a portion of the facilities & administrative (F&A) or indirect funds generated by external grants and contracts are used to support faculty research activities with grant awards of up to $5,000. The University Research Council reviews proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Chief Research Officer. Contact grs@appstate.edu.

Information for applicants

  • Application (ASU login required)
  • Guidelines and eligibility information are embedded in the application.
  • Deadlines:
    For Fall review –Noon, October 15, 2019, and third Tuesday in October annually thereafter.
    For Spring review –Noon, March 3, 2020, and first Tuesday in March annually thereafter.
  • Frequently-asked questions
  • Contact: grs@appstate.edu

Information for recipients