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Clemson SEED

The Clemson Support for Early Exploration and Development (CU SEED) Grant Program provides two tiers of funding support to eligible Clemson faculty in either the initiation of research activities or the completion of a scholarly project or product. Priority consideration is given to faculty who may not have large start-up packages and/or significant financial research support and resources. Initiation activities can include establishing baseline data, completing a phase of a research project that will lead to greater funding opportunities, or developing research partnerships with collaborators at other institutions. Projects or products for completion can include finalizing peer-reviewed publications, scholarly books, chapters in books, or showings, as in the case of the visual and performing arts.

2018 Final Report and Template Instructions

AY2019 Full Solicitation


2018 Clemson SEED Award Winners


Tier One

PI NameProject TitlePI College
Xin Liu Diffusion Approximation of Organ Transplant Waiting Systems under a Priority Allocation Policy College of Science
Michelle Smith Reforming Women’s Work: Rhetorics of Gender in 19th-Century Intentional Communities College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Caroline Dunn Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Angela Naimou Arabic Writing, Refugee Futures College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Brooke Wortham-Galvin The Impacts and Efficacy of Tactical Urbanism College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
David Coombs Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
K. Amber Curtis Personality and Identity: Do Certain Traits Improve Superordinate Identification College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Shitao Liu Photoacoustic Tomography with Unknown Wave Speed and Planar Detectors College of Science

Tier Two

PI NameProject TitlePI College
Meghnaa Tallapragada Fulfilling the Promise of Biotechnology: Understanding Public’s General Disapproval of Genetic Modification (GM), but Approval of Specific GM Applications College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Kaileigh Byrne Choosing Challenges: An Examination of the Effect of Effortful Engagement on Cognitive Functioning across the Lifespan College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Todd Anderson Seeing Change--Junipers and Piñons in the Desert Southwest College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Brandi Crowe Yoga: A coping mechanism used by women to navigate menopausal symptoms and life stressors College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Zahra Rahemi Factors Related to Advance End-of-Life Care Planning Among a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Population College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences


2017 Clemson SEED Award Winners


Tier One

PI NameProject TitlePI College
Oriana Aragon Dimorphous Expressions of Emotion College of Business
Stephanie Barczewski Britian, War Memory and the Making of Brexit College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Kathy Edwards Manuscript completion and publication preparation support for Unbuilt Clemson  University Libraries
Andrea Feeser Faith in Community: Artist Jimmie Durham’s Neapolitan Presepi College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Erin Goss Title: Jane Austen and Comed: an edited collection of essays College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Walt Hunter The Right to Poetry: The Performance of Democracy from the International Festival to the Refugee Camp College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Todd McDonald Virtual Space, Painting in the Digital Age College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Kelly Peebles Portraits of Renée de France: letters, portraits, and literary works College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Gregory Ramshaw Negotiating Cultural and Economic Outcomes in Sport Heritage: The Case of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum College of Behavioranl, Social and Health Sciences
Valerie Zimany Digital Translations: Hand to Code College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Tier Two

PI NameProject TitlePI College
Julia Brumaghim From Poor Antioxidants to Stripping Agents for Actinide Separations College of Science
Sandra Linder Examining and Refining an Early Childhood Math Bag Intervention to Increase Parent and Child Mathematics Play Interactions College of Education
Meihua Qian Authentic Learning for the 21st Century: An Engaging Quest to Explore the Creativity of Genetics College of Education
Marissa Shuffler-Porter Mapping Teamwork Competency Acquisition and Transfer in the Engineering Design Curriculum: Metric Tool Development & Validation College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Dil Thavarajah Identification of selenium “Genes” for increased lentil productivity College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences 
Xiangchun Xuan Microfluidic Sorting of Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus Neoformans for Analysis of Drug Resistance College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences