Grants and Research

This aerial photo of Appalachian State University campus shows an inset image (bottom right) of the $50,000 grant check awarded to App State by the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation. This funding will support App State’s implementation of the foundation’s Rural Opportunity Grant program — a pilot initiative designed to support public nonprofits in the state’s Northwest, Northeast and Sandhills regions. App State will serve as the program’s anchor institution for the Northwest No

App State awarded SECU funds for pilot program to benefit nonprofits in rural Northwest NC
Feb 10, 2021

Appalachian State University is one of three University of North Carolina System institutions selected to administer the Rural Opportunity Grant progr...

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CAS SAFE Grant: Accepting applications
Feb 2, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund is accepting applications with a deadline of Monday, February 8, 2021.The ...

SAFE grant recipient, Dr. Cameron Lippard

SAFE Grant Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Cameron Lippard
Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Cameron Lippard Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient P...

Fulbright Week February 16-18, 2021

Fulbright Week 2021
Feb 1, 2021

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are...

Caroline Fehlman, sophomore and undergraduate research assistant for the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo Submitted.

Sophomore Contributes to Essential Climate Change Research
Jan 29, 2021

Caroline Fehlman, from Jefferson, North Carolina, although only a sophomore, is already playing a role in influential research. She is currently assis...

This October 2020 photo shows a free-flowing New River, unimpeded by the Payne Branch dam that was removed from its Middle Fork as part of the grant-funded environmental restoration project completed by Appalachian State University’s New River Light and Power. Young trees planted near the river as part of the project are visible in the foreground and will help stabilize the river’s banks. Photo by Matt Makdad

How New River got its flow back: App State’s NRLP completes Payne Branch environmental restoration project
Jan 27, 2021

After nearly three months of demolition, construction and restoration efforts, New River Light and Power (NRLP) — Appalachian State Univer...

Department of Philosophy and Religion

Grant-supported App State project explores relationship between religious studies and public issues
Jan 26, 2021

With a $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, religious studies faculty at Appalachian State University are envisioning teaching and schol...

Philip Hinson, SAFE fund recipient

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Philip Hinson '20, Psychology
Jan 22, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Philip Hinson '20, PsychologyPhilip Hinson was a graduate student from Gastonia, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (SAF...

Appalachian State University scientists Dr. Gregg Marland, left and Dr. Dennis Gilfillan ’08 are among 86 scientists worldwide who contributed their expertise to the Global Carbon Project’s 2020 Global Carbon Budget — an annual, in-depth report on the amount of CO2 produced by the world’s nations and how much enters the ocean, is taken up by growing plants or accumulates in the atmosphere. Marland holds a dual appointment as an adjunct research professor in App State’s Department of Geological and Environme

Climate change and the rise of CO2: App State scientists contribute to 2020 Global Carbon Budget
Jan 19, 2021

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) has released its annual 2020 Global Carbon Budget, which estimates CO2 emissions for the year have decreased by 2...

A bat displaying signs of white-nose syndrome — a fungal disease that, according to the National Park Service (NPS), has killed millions of U.S. bats since its discovery in 2006. Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University’s liaison to NPS, recently conducted studies of bats along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway as part of an NPS grant-funded project — data from which will help expand NPS knowledge of the parkway’s rare and WNS-affected bat populations. NPS image

App State funded to study rare bats along Blue Ridge Parkway area, investigate disease
Jan 8, 2021

With grant-funded assistance from Appalachian State University, the National Park Service (NPS) is expanding its knowledge of rare bat speci...