Previous Recipients

2021-22 RRI Seed Grant Recipients

In Fall 2021, four teams were awarded RRI Seed Grants and one was awarded a seed grant from App State's Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics:

Addiction and Recovery in Rural Western North Carolina: A Community-Based Project

Assessing Influencing Factors of Resilience and Quality of Life in Rural Registered Nurses in North Carolina

Grassroots Sustainability and Resiliency in Appalachia: Protecting Regional Watersheds and Growing Local/Global Environmental Knowledge

Regional Public Sector Organizations and Their Roles in Rural Broadband Deployment

Expanding Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Employment for Veterans Through Community Partnerships*

*This project was ultimately funded by Appalachian State's Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics.

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