Welcome to the McCullough Institute

The McCullough Institute for Conservation, Land Use, and Environmental Resiliency aims to be a national model for applied research addressing challenges in land use and conservation, urban planning, sustainable agriculture, and resilience and environmental sustainability. 

About the McCullough Fellowship

The McCullough Fellows program at UNC Asheville was launched in the summer of 2015. Through this competitive program, undergraduates complete an applied research project in collaboration with a faculty advisor and local partner organization. Each fellowship includes funding for students, materials support, and a faculty and community partner stipend.

The McCullough Fellowship program offers intensive mentoring to undergraduate students at UNC Asheville engaged in sustainability projects and research in the Asheville area over the summer and fall. Applicants are invited to propose faculty‑advised, applied research projects addressing one or more of the following areas: land use and conservation; urban planning; sustainable agriculture; resilience and environmental sustainability.