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Opportunities and Events

There are a lot of opportunities to interact with Creative Inquiry throughout the year. CI is proud to present the following Opportunities for CI Team Leaders and both CI and all Clemson University students.

  • Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster ForumFebruary 15, 2018

    Display your CI project at the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum (FoCI) during the week of 2-6 April 2018.

    Read more and submit your FoCI proposal online

  • CI Travel GrantsOpen For 2017-2018

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

    Travel Grant Application

  • Summer CI grantsNot Available

    CI mentors are invited to apply for funds to support CI student 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 December 2018; and are either enrolled in a Fall 2017-Spring 2018 CI project OR are preregistered for a Fall 2018-Spring 2019 CI project. All student recipients of this award are required to blog or present their summer research.

    Summer Grant Application

  • CI Adobe ScholarsNot Available

    CI team leaders are invited to nominate CI undergraduate students to be CI Adobe Scholars.

    During summer 2017, these students:

    1. Learned to use Adobe Spark tools, Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe programs
    2. Produced digital interactive pages on CI project, one article for Decipher 2018 and 3 additional digital, interactive products (videos, animations, infographics)


  • Bradley Award for Creative Inquiry MentoringApril 6, 2018

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

    Click here to find out more

  • Carr Family EndowmentOpen

    Each year applications will be accepted for the Carr Family Endowed CI. This award will provide additional funding for up to one year to enhance eligible research projects.

    New or exiting Cis 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

  • Graduate Student Mentor AwardMarch 16, 2018

    The Graduate Student Mentor Award is given each year to a graduate student Creative Inquiry mentor to recognize outstanding work with Creative Inquiry undergraduate student teams at Clemson University.

    Graduate Student Mentor Nomination Form

  • Show Your CIOpen

    Enter the 3-minute video competition to highlight your CI, your mentor and/or your students.
    Winners will receive supplemental project supply funds and a pizza party!
    Propose your video idea (videos are due in December) by 2 October.

    Submit a proposal

  • 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

  • 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