Appalachian Teaching Project Capstone Symposium
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The Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) is an applied-research training program for students to design community based economic development initiatives across the Region.
Schools participating in ATP offer a directed seminar guiding students in developing and executing field-based research projects specific to the needs of their surrounding communities and in alignment with ARC Strategic Plan. As a capstone to this work, students and their faculty sponsors travel to Washington, DC to present their work to other ATP participating institutions, ARC leadership, and community leaders in a formal peer-to-peer symposium.
Since 2001, over 2,250 students from 22 schools across Appalachia have participated in the Appalachian Teaching Project. Many of the research projects developed through ATP benefit ARC designated economically distressed areas.
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ATP is a partnership between ARC and the Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes, and is administered by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University.
Appalachian Teaching Project Fellowship
The Appalachian Teaching Project Fellowship invites any recent ATP student alumni to apply for a summer development opportunity at the ARC offices in Washington, DC. ATP Fellows will work directly with ARC staff to research and analyze ARC investments in Appalachia. Since the program was launched in 2017, ARC has welcomed ATP Fellows from Appalachian State University and East Tennessee State University.
The 2019 ATP Fellowship applications deadline is January 15, 2019.
How to apply (PDF: 144 KB)