Opportunities and Events

There are a lot of opportunities to interact with Creative Inquiry throughout the year. We are proud to present the following Opportunities for CI Faculty and Students as well as opportunities for all Clemson University students.

  • Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum, April 5-7, 2023.April 5-7, 2023

    All Creative Inquiry projects are asked to present their work at the annual Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum (FoCI). Our next FoCI is on April 5-7, 2023.

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  • CI Travel GrantsOpen For 2022-2023

    The Creative Inquiry program offers competitive grants for CI project teams to present their work at professional conferences. Grants partially support undergraduate student co-authors and accompanying mentor travel.

    Travel Grant Application

  • Carr Family EndowmentOpen

    Each year applications will be accepted for the Carr Family Endowed Creative Inquiry Project. This award provides funding for up to one year to projects engaged in relevant research projects.

    New or existing CI projects are eligible to apply. Projects must focus on one or more of the following areas:

    • Rural Economic Development
    • Rural Community/Business Development
    • Fruit, Vegetable/Crop production
    • Production Agriculture Industries


    Click here to find out more

  • Summer CI & Undergraduate Research ProgramClosed

    Creative Inquiry mentors in good standingare invited to nominate undergraduate students for the 2023 Summer CI + UR Program. This award provides student salaries while participating in a 10-week research program. Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate students who: will not graduate earlier than December 2023. Preference will be given to students that were enrolled in a Fall 2022-Spring 2023 CI project OR are preregistered for Fall 2023 projects.

  • The Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Creative Inquiry MentoringClosed

    Students participating in a CI can nominate their CI faculty and/or graduate student mentor for the Phil and Mary Bradley Award. This award recognizes faculty for their outstanding work mentoring a Creative Inquiry team.

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  • 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.

    Search for an REU

  • 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

  • Clemson Student Research ForumApril 5-7, 2023

    This poster forum is open to all students, undergraduate and graduate, as an interdisciplinary event to present their research as a paper or digital poster. This is a concurrent event with Focus on Creative Inquiry (FoCI).

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