Faculty apply for and secure grants and contracts to support their research, support local communities and the region, and to advance the profession. In many cases, the research conducted by RCLS faculty directly relates to solving problems in the community, region, and state of North Carolina. Samples of recent grants and contracts may be found below.
Kline, C., & Landry, C. (2012). Exploratory Research on the SAVE Tourism Market in Coastal and Maritime North Carolina, funded by the ECU Coastal-Maritime Council Interdisciplinary Seed-Grants.
Russoniello, C. (2011). A Comparison of the Efficacy of Casual Video Games and Anti Depressant Medications in Reducing Symptoms of Depression, funded by PopCap Games, Inc.
Russoniello, C. (2011). Development of a Personal Telemedicine Device for Health Assessment and Health Improvement, funded by the Department of Defense.
Russoniello, C. (2011). The Efficacy of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Combined with Neurofeedback in Reducing Symptoms of PTSD, funded by the Department of Defense.
Schneider, P. (2010). Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Tourism in NC's Roanoke River Region: Linking Communities, Tourism, and Conservation, funded by the NC Rural Economic Development Center.
Shores, K. & Watts, C. (2011). Comprehensive Interventions for Community Change to Reduce Obesity in Hyde County, funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation through Hyde County, NC.
West, S., & Shores, K. (2011). Selena Butler Park Evaluation Project, funded by the National Recreation and Park Association. Watts, C. (2011). Evaluation of Hyde County Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, funded by the NC Department of Public Instruction through Hyde County Public Schools.
Vogelsong, H. (2010-2012). Marine Debris Study, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).
Landry, C. & Vogelsong, H. (2010-2011). Natural Resource Economics for Environmental Disasters—Application to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).