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Appalachian Student Research Forum

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs



The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs (OVPR) requests faculty input into the planning of the 2019 Appalachian Student Research Forum (ASRF).  In particular, we ask that you take a short asrf survey that will help the ASRF Advisory Committee assess the feasibility of transitioning the Appalachian Student Research Forum from a two-day to one-day event. 

For this arrangement to work we must garner a critical mass of faculty willing and able to commit to serving, as needed, as judges for oral and/or poster sessions that would take place concurrently throughout the day.  Your responses to the survey will help us determine: 1) if there are a sufficient number of faculty available to judge on any one day of the week, and also which one; and 2) if a sufficient number of faculty from disciplines that historically have had the highest student representation at the Forum are available to judge on that day. 

OVPR staff will aggregate and share survey responses with the ASRF Advisory Committee.  Individual preferences for time of day and judging duties (i.e., oral and/or poster) will be noted and retained for eventual follow-up and ASRF scheduling purposes.  

Please follow this link to complete the survey: by no later than September 21, 2018.  If you have questions about it, or the ASRF, please contact Wendy Eckert at 

We thank you in advance for your assistance and valuable input.


Congratulations to Awardees,

and commendations to all who presented

at the 2018 Appalachian Student Research Forum!


To view the list of awardees, click here.

2018 ASRF Awardee Photo Gallery

To view the list of participants, click here.

The Forum is an annual event in which undergraduate, graduate and medical students as well as post-doctoral fellows and medical residents present their research in a formal, juried setting. The Forum is open to students from all colleges and universities within the southern Appalachian region.  There is no cost to participate, but you must register and submit an abstract before the posted deadline in order to do so.

The Forum hosts both poster and oral presentations. The poster presentation session is open to all participants (undergraduate, graduate, medical residents and post-doctoral fellows). Only post-baccalaureate (graduate) students, medical residents and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to participate in the oral sessions.

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