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.

Administrative Members

For a listing of involved Colleges and Schools, click here


2019-20 Academic Year Meetings 

  • September 17, (cancelled)
  • October 22, 4 pm until 5 pm, 224 I.G. Greer Hall
  • November 19, 4 pm until 6 pm, 417 Beacon Heights Plemmons Student Union
  • January 21, 4 pm until 5 pm, 417 Beacon Heights Plemmons Student Union
  • February 18, 4 pm until 5 pm, 417 Beacon Heights Plemmons Student Union
  • March 17, 4 pm until 5 pm, 417 Beacon Heights Plemmons Student Union
  • April 21, 4 pm until 6 pm, 417 Beacon Heights Plemmons Student Union

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