Summer CI + UR Program

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The Summer CI + UR Program offers Clemson undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in research for up to 10 weeks over the summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor. To apply for this competitive award, students must be nominated by mentors and then are asked to complete an application. Student recipients of the Summer CI + UR award receive a stipend for their summer work.

The 2023 Summer CI + UR Program 

Nominations and Applications will be open February 6 - March 17, 2023.
The 2023 program will run May 22 - July 28, 2023. All participants will present their work at the 7th Annual Summer CI + UR Showcase tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, August 22.

Program Options

Full/Traditional: This is a 10-week program (May 23 - July 28, 2023), students will be paid $14/hr for 28 hr/week. Timesheets and payroll will be handled in your department/college. Students are invited to weekly lunch seminars and workshops. Students will submit abstracts and present their summer research at the Summer Showcase on August 22.

Partial/Modified: This is a six-week program (May 23 - June 30, 2023), students will be paid $14/hr for 20 or 28 hr/ week. Timesheets and payroll will be handled in your department/college. Students are invited to weekly lunch seminars and workshops. Students will submit abstracts and present their summer research at the Summer Showcase on August 22.


The 2022 Summer CI + UR Program 

During the summer of 2022, 74 students worked under the guidance of 72 faculty, staff and graduate students mentors in 16 departments in five of our colleges. Their research varied from identifying gait behaviors exhibited by patients with Parkinson’s Disease to establishing hellbender density in a creek in NC to developing effective team strategies for high stress environments.