Cratis D. Williams Graduate Research Grants

All enrolled Appalachian graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $500 to support a research/creative project required for a degree or certificate program, including thesis, dissertation, capstone research project, product of learning, etc.

Funds to Conduct Research: Any expenses incurred to conduct research are eligible, including supplies, research subject costs, etc.

Cratis D. Williams funding cannot be used for travel expenses related to presenting at a meeting or conference.

Funds cannot be used for travel of any kind. If you are an officially accepted presenter at a meeting or conference, you may apply for an OSR Travel Grant.

To Apply

  1. Have your faculty mentor (the faculty member who has mentored your research) complete the Online Faculty Recommendation Form. All Faculty Recommendations MUST be submitted using the online Faculty Recommendation Form. Forms will not be accepted through campus mail, email, fax or at the office.
  2. 2. If applicable, determine the need for IRB,  IACUC or IBC approval, as funds cannot be awarded until approval has been submitted to the Office of Student Research. If approved please indicate the protocol number on your application. If your project includes flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (i.e., drones), please be aware that Appalachian has a process to get permission to fly them on campus.  If you are flying them off campus, it is important to make sure you are aware of FAA laws and North Carolina  requirements about the use of UAS.
  3. Submit the Cratis D. Williams Research Grant application form.

Deadlines for the Cratis D. Williams Grant for 2017-2018 are Monday, October 16, 2017 for expenses incurred in the Fall semester and Friday, February 16, 2018 for expenses incurred in the Spring semester. Funding does NOT roll over and must be expended in the home academic department of the Faculty Mentor by the last week of May 2018. Award decisions will be returned by the end of October (fall) and the end of February (spring).

Final Report

At the completion of the research, grantees will be asked to submit a Final Report explaining how the award was used and to acknowledge support from the respective funds in any publications resulting from the research.