R-Initiatives 2.0

Investing in scientific discovery, scholarship, and you

Since the R-Initiative programs were first released in 2017, Clemson University has invested more than $4.5 million in research projects involving 230 faculty members. On the heels of this success, the Division of Research is working on several new competitive research funding programs, R-Initiatives 2.0, including:


Increase interdisciplinary collaboration between colleges and innovation campuses.

CU Industry SEED

Assist faculty members in conducting research with industry.

CU New Avenues

Support established investigators interested in new lines of research.

CU Ignite

High-level funding for high-risk, untested ideas in exploratory stages.

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