McCullough Institute

The McCullough Institute for Conservation, Land Use and Environmental Resiliency aims to help solve some of the nation’s most challenging problems, while creating new job opportunities for students in environmental careers. UNC Asheville has named the institute to honor Dr. Charles T. McCullough Jr. for his lifelong civic and environmental advocacy. McCullough and his wife, Shirley Anne McCullough, committed $1 million to create an endowment for the institute.

The McCullough Fellows program launched in the summer of 2015 and connects undergraduate researchers with area organizations, people and places. Each fellowship includes funding for students, materials support and a faculty 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.

McCullough Fellows have conducted research in the areas of stormwater management, native plants, endangered species, food cultivation in urban and public green spaces, and many more.

For information about applying to the program, please contact