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Lightsey Fellowship Program

Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Lightsey, Jr. established the Lightsey Fellowship in 1999 to provide support for junior faculty members in the humanities in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Awards will be made from competitive proposals for research projects, which will advance their work in scholarship. Proposals are to be peer reviewed by the CAAH Research Committee with the final results approved by the Dean.


The grant cycle for this project is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. All funds must be spent by June 1, 2020 in order for all invoices to be processed by the end of the fiscal year.

Program Description

The program is designed to provide support to early career faculty members to assist them in focusing their time and energy toward further development of their research agenda. For the current year up to two awards will be made with each selected faculty member receiving a $4,500 research stipend. The money can be used for summer salary or for other expenses directly related to the research initiative.

Submittal Schedule

February      01, 2019               ADR announces competition
March          14, 2019            Proposals due to Department Chairs.
March          29, 2019               Chairs forward selected proposals to Associate Dean for Research (ADR) @                            caahresearch@clemson.edu
April            05, 2019              ADR forward proposals to CAAH Research Committee.
April            26, 2019              Committee submits recommendations to CAAH Dean.
May             03, 2019              Faculty and chairs notified of proposals funded.

Link to the full call for proposals can be found here.