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Applied Social Research Laboratory

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Applied Social Research Laboratory

Call for proposals
ETSU Faculty Research Cohort

Are you interested in enhancing your research skills? Becoming part of a research community of practice? Gaining access to institutional data in order to answer research questions related to ETSU’s mission?

The ETSU Faculty Research Cohort is being launched for the 2020-2021 academic year in partnership with the Office of Planning and Decision Support, the Provost’s Office, and the Applied Social Research Laboratory.

The goal of this new microgrant program is to develop a research community to support faculty research design, knowledge, skills and abilities. It will support up to six ETSU faculty in designing and implementing systematic, rigorous research investigations. 

Click HERE for more information and how to apply!


The Applied Social Research Laboratory (ASRL) is an academic research lab located at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. 


ASRL is directed by Dr. Kelly Foster, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology with over 15 years experience in survey research. ASRL staff and faculty affiliates have extensive experience in community based research, evaluation research, government and non-profit work, public opinion polling, and community health research. For more information regarding our team, please click on the "Who We Are" tab on the left. 


Here are some of our most popular services:

  • Survey Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Focus Groups & Interviewing
  • Needs Assessment
  • Grant Writing/proposals

For more information regarding our services, please click on the "What We Do" tab on the left.


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