Research, Professional Development, and Travel Funding

Research and professional development are essential components of the graduate experience and several funding opportunities are available to graduate students who are engaged in research and professional development activities.

Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) Research and Travel Awards -- Application Deadline March 4, 2022

Funding is provided by the Graduate Student Government Association Senate (GSGA)  and administered by the School of  Graduate Studies to financially support graduate student research.  Awards are either for research materials or for travel to a conference to present results. Awards are in the $100 to $500 range. Deadlines are set each Fall and Spring by GSGA. Click here to see the current year's recipients.

Please use the links below to find out more about each of these opportunities:

Office of Student Research (OSR) Award

All currently enrolled Appalachian undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for a research grant of up to $300. The award is designed to fund costs associated with outside the classroom, Faculty-mentored, student-based research projects or creative endeavors. Funding can be used for research supplies or research-related expenses. This also includes any of the costs associated with designing or printing a poster for your presentation. Please click here for more information and application links.

Domer Research Award; Zigli Research Award; Wachovia Environmental Research Award

These awards provide approximately $500 (subject to budget allocations) in support for graduate students each year. Nominations are accepted each year with awards made in early winter. See the Awards page for more information, including how to apply.