Appalachian Center Announces Spring 2022 Funding Opportunities

UPDATE: The deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 22.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center is currently offering awards and funding opportunities for students involved with work and research in the Appalachian region.

Applications for the 2022 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia and applications for the 2022 UK Appalachian Center Eller & Billings Student Research Award are both due Feb. 15. 2022.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for the James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia and both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the Eller & Billings Student Research Award. These awards support student research in/relating to the Appalachian region.

Applications for the James S. Brown Award that are not funded will automatically be entered into the competition for the 2022 UK Appalachian Center Eller & Billings Student Research Award. 

Student travel funding and faculty/staff travel funding is also now available for individuals presenting Appalachian-related work at conferences. Funding for up to $250 is available for reimbursement and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve rolling basis.

For detailed information on any of these opportunities, visit

Members of the UK Appalachian Center awards committee include Dwight Billings, Loka Ashwood and Chris Barton.

For questions about proposals and applications, contact UK Appalachian Center Director Kathryn Engle at

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