Research Grants

Dean's Club Grants

The Walker College of Business Dean's Club funds research grants each academic year to assist faculty in conducting research. Grants are available to tenured and tenure track faculty for research expenses in increments of $1,000. Each recipient will be asked to participate in a Dean's Club Grant Recipient Poster Session event. Learn more.

University Research Council (URC) Grants

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. Learn more.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Appalachian is an associate member of Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Up to two junior faculty members from the university are eligible to apply for the 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards annually. The one-year grants (June 1 to May 31) enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty in five technical areas:  Engineering and applied science, Life sciences, Mathematics/computer sciences, Physical sciences, and Policy, management or education. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000, and the applicant's institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. Learn more.

Instructional Innovation Grants

Business faculty and staff with instructional responsibilities are encouraged to submit proposals for the Walker College's Innovation Grants for Transformational Educational Experiences Promoting Engagement and Impact. The grant awards foster educational engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify the impact of Walker College of Business education. Learn more.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Learn more.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Research Grant

In order to support the university's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts, the Appalachian State Office of Research is now accepting applications for a new intramural funding program: The Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion grant. This program is supported by the Office of Research in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Walker College of Business, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Reich College of Education, Hayes School of Music, The Honors College, and Belk Library and Information Commons.

This program is intended to support projects & programs that will investigate issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proposed projects should:

  • include students as active participants in experimental design, data collection, and/or analysis of results.
  • have potential for being expanded upon in the future and/or for encouraging further, externally funded research on diversity and inclusion.

Learn more.