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Opportunities and Resources

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CECAS Opportunity Grants are a resource to help you customize your student experience, leverage your potential to make a positive impact, and develop new and innovative ideas. Applicants are encouraged to apply multiple times if there is more than one area or project they would like to receive funding.

Funding is open to CECAS undergraduate students only. For research grants, you can work with faculty from other colleges within Clemson. If you would like to be advised by a graduate student, you must be co-mentored by a faculty member.

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CECAS Opportunity Grants

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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research grants can help students to follow their curiosity and extend their achievements by pursuing research projects and ideas. If you are curious about a topic and are looking for a way to fund a new research or project idea, we encourage you to apply for funding.

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Travel grants help to broaden perspectives by providing funds for travel related to engaged learning and professional and/or personal development. If you are looking for funding for your next international experience, conference, or another experiential learning opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

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Student Organizations

Grants for CECAS undergraduates-supported groups can request if your student organization plans to attend a national conference, prepare for a student competition, and host a networking event for students in your major. We encourage you to apply for funding for these or other impactful activities.

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Timeline and Grant Review Cycle

Opportunity grants are for CECAS undergraduate students to participate in the search for new knowledge, achieve goals and generate new ideas. We accept applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Undergraduate Research Grants
Complete undergraduate research applications received by the following dates will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified of a decision within two weeks of the submission deadline. Grants are for individual research projects only. If you need to change the scope of your research grant, please contact

Summer 2023

  • Proposal Window Opens: February 8, 2023
  • Proposal Window Closes: April 4, 2023
  • Award Notices: April 12, 2023

Travel Grants
All application materials will be reviewed in the order they are received. Travel awards will be provided first come, first serve.

For research and travel grants, up to $750 may be requested.

Student Organization Grants
For organization grants, applicants will begin the process by emailing our Engagement office.

Student organizations may request up to $2000.

Application Overview

For spring and summer recipients, grant funding must be spent by June 15, 2023. Awardees will need to provide a report package, including a summary report.

Questions: Please email For feedback on unapproved applications, please contact

  • Step 1: Prepare
    • Read the entire application and follow the submission guidelines
    • Discuss the grant program and application with your faculty advisor
    • Read the Best Practices for Applying guide
    • As needed, download templates and resources

    Resources are available for Clemson students. You may be prompted to log in before viewing.

  • Step 2: Apply
    • Write draft application
      It is highly suggested you construct your draft in a word document and then transfer your final information to the pdf application.
    • Get feedback from your advisor
    • Revise your application
    • Submit your application through the research grant application portal
    • Download and complete a blank application template
      Fill out the application pdf template. We suggest drafting your responses in a word document before finalizing your application.
  • Step 3: Manage Your Grant
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