Welcome to the Center for Applied Research

Welcome to the Valdosta State University Center for Applied Research (CAR). CAR's goal is to connect faculty expertise in the College of Arts & Sciences with applied research needs within our 41-county service region. For more information about the center or faculty expertise, please contact: Dr. Theresa J. Grove at 229-333-5699.

Mission Statement

The Center for Applied Research strives to promote the development of applied research beneficial to governmental, private and non-profit institutions of the South Georgia region through:

  • Encouraging faculty to engage in research for and with local governments, schools, non-profit organizations and businesses
  • Promoting collaboration among faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Promoting student participation in research


Student Travel Awards are available. These awards provide up to $250 for students from the College of Arts & Sciences who are presenting a research paper or poster at a meeting. For application details, please download the form on the left.