Faculty Awards and Funding


Each year the School of Graduate Studies accepts nominations for the following awards to recognize outstanding faculty in the areas of scholarly activity and graduate education.


Nomination by Wednesday, February 23, 2022;
Materials by Friday, March 4, 2022

 Please follow the links below for more information.


Graduate Research Associate Mentoring (GRAM) Program

The School of Graduate Studies accepts proposals from faculty for funding to support a graduate research associate (GRA) to work on a faculty member's research project (recipients). GRAs receive an annual stipend of $12,000 for 600 hours (20 hours a week on average) of work on the research project during the academic year. We anticipate funding two-year awards for 10 GRAs each year. See the GRAM page for more information.

University Research Council Grants

The University Research Council advises the Dean on research related activities at Appalachian. The Council accepts proposals from faculty for funding to support the conduct of research / creative activities each semester. See the URC page for more information.

Board of Trustees Faculty International Research Travel Grants

These awards provide travel funds for faculty members whose research projects require travel outside the United States. The goal of the program is to support international research at Appalachian. Proposals for research in both basic and applied/professional fields are welcome. Applicants must agree to deliver a public presentation about the research project to a public audience that will include members of the Board of Trustees. See the URC page for more information.