Creative Inquiry

Opportunities and Events at Clemson University

CI Travel Grants

The Creative Inquiry program offers competitive grants for CI undergraduate student travel.

Travel Grant Application

Summer CI grants
Deadline: April 1, 2016

CI mentors are invited to apply for funds to support salaries in early summer (May-June) for undergraduate students to continue CI project work. Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate students who: will not graduate earlier than August 2015; are either enrolled in a Fall 2014-Spring 2015 CI project OR are preregistered for a Fall 2015-Spring 2016 CI project.

Summer Grant Application

Bradley Award for Creative Inquiry Mentoring
Deadline: April 8, 2016

Nominate a CI mentor for the Phil and Mary Bradley Award for outstanding work with your Creative Inquiry team.

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ACCAC Fellowships in Creativity and Innovation
Deadline: April 15, 2016

This fellowship program supports undergraduate student-driven research projects at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) campuses. Fellows are sponsored by the Clemson University Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Atlantic Coast Conference Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC). Each Fellow receives an award of up to $4,000 to conduct innovative research. The project must be substantially the idea of the student, though it may derive from previous work with a mentor. Examples of project outcomes might include publication, artistic work, presentation or a proof-of-concept proposal. Fellows receive additional funding to present their project results at the 2017 ACC Undergraduate Research Conference. Application forms for this fellowship are available in early February each year. The Fellowship research period is March through August.

ACCAC Fellowships in Creativity and Innovation Application Form

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Most REU applications are due by early February.

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ACC Academic Consortium (ACCAC)

The mission of the ACCAC is to leverage the athletic associations and identities among the 15 ACC universities in order to enrich the educational missions, especially the undergraduate student experiences, of member universities.

ACCAC programs at Clemson University

Student Opportunity Center

Creative Inquiry partnered with the Student Opportunity Center (SOC) to bring Clemson undergraduate students over 8000 presentation, publishing, internships, and funding opportunities. The SOC is a database and community platform where students are connected with academic engagement opportunities.

Check out the Student Opportunity Center

Poster and Easel Checkout

Are you planning a research showcase for your class, program, or department? We have available 95 foam poster backboards (3 ft X 4 ft) and portable easels for rental. This free service is available for poster presentations by CI undergraduate students.

Download Reservation Form

DSLR Camera Checkout

If you need to photograph or shoot video of your CI project* you can checkout a DSLR camera kit. This kit is available to all CI students and mentors after they have demonstrated that they know how to use the equipment.

This kit includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
  • Canon 18-55mm STM Lens & Canon 55-250mm IS Lens
  • 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens
  • Tulip Lens Hood
  • Canon WM-V1 (5068B002) Bluetooth Microphone
  • TASCAM DR-05EB Portable Digital Recorder
  • Audio-technica AT875R Boom Microphone
  • Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless Transmitter and Receiver
  • Bower Tripod

Standard checkout period is 24 hours.

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Download the checkout form and bring it with you when you pickup the kit

GoPro Video Camera Kit

Kit includes:

  • GoPro HERO4 Black
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • LCD Touch BacPac
  • Floating Hand Grip
  • GoPro Standard Housing
  • GoPro Dive Housing
  • GoPro Touch Housing

Download the checkout form and bring it with you when you pickup the kit

Lighting Kit Checkout

If you need to photograph or shoot video of your CI project* and you want professional quality lighting you can checkout our lighting kit. This kit is available to all CI students and mentors after they have demonstrated that they know how to use the equipment.

The kit includes:

  • 2 Genaray SpectroLED 14 Lights with remote dimmers
  • 1 Genaray SpectroLED 9
  • 3 Impact AC Light Stands
  • 1 Mini Light Boom Arm

Standard checkout period is 24 hours.

*Please remember to share this content with CI after you capture it so we can share it on our website.

Download the checkout form and bring it with you when you pickup the kit