Creative Inquiry Mentor Resources
More than 400 innovative and challenging Creative Inquiry projects are active at this time. Each project is led by one or more faculty members, sometimes collaborating with staff or graduate students.
Proposing a New Project
- To get started, review the comprehensive list of active projects.
- Create a project that will involve students from your own and/or other departments. Many of the most successful projects are cross-disciplinary. Consider consulting your College Liaison or the CI project office, as they might know of particular areas that would benefit from a new project.
- Consider working with an outside business, industry, agency or private group to collaborate with your project team.
- Identify a course to be used for your CI project and obtain permission from the department chair to teach this course.
- Submit your project proposal.
Managing Your Project
- Use the CI project manager to edit, update information, budget and courses.
- Submit Course and section numbers and the start of each semester.
- Review the Procedures for Spending CI Funds page.
- Reporting: Annual reports are required and due no later than 30 June. You may enter project accomplishments at any time in the project manager (they will automatically populate in your annual report for that year).
- Present CI project research at the annual Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum.
- To be considered for funding you must:
- add courses to your CI project at the beginning of each semester
- provide an annual budget request and justification that aligns with research activities
- provide annual reports highlighting the outcomes of the project (e.g., methodologies developed, publications, art exhibits, apps developed, etc.)
- Standard CI projects may request up to $4,000 (in clearly justified funds) per academic year to support research activities.
- CI LAUNCH projects may request up to $500 per semester
- Please reference the Policies and Procedures for Spending CI Funds to see what are allowable versus not allowable expenses.
- Conference travel grants are available to partially support mentor and students travel to professional conferences in order to present their CI project research.
- Foreign travel requires advance approval by your college, the Office of Global Engagement, and must include undergraduate students who are part of the CI project.
**CI will not budget international travel funding until receiving the approval (or forwarded approval) from Global Engagement, the names of traveling students, and the travel itinerary from the project mentor.
All CI projects are assessed annually, based on annual reports. In addition, each project must resubmit every two years. Resubmitted projects are assessed based on the following rubric.
CI Committee, Your College Representatives
Please use your representatives as a resource! The 2018-2019 representatives are:
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities
David Detrich, Art
Alan Grub, History
College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Margaret Condrasky, Food, Nutrition & Packaging Sciences
Troy Farmer, Forestry & Environmental Conservation
College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences
Candace Coffman, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
June Pilcher, Psychology
College of Business
James Gaubert, Marketing
Chad Navis, Management
College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
Mark Blenner, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Steven Brandon, General Engineering
College of Education
Ryan Visser, Education & Human Development
College of Science
Michael Sehorn, Genetics & Biochemistry
Tzuen-Rong ‘Jeremy’ Tzeng, Biological Sciences
Advisory members: Robert Hollingsworth (Libraries); David Knox (Clemson Thinks2); Taimi Olsen (Undergraduate Studies/OTEI); Juan Xu (Institutional Research); Joanna Floyd (Research/Industry Contracts); Suzanne Price (Residential Learning/University Housing); KC Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and Holly Williams (Honors College)
Our Opportunities page is constantly updated to bring you the latest available research, funding, and travel opportunities for undergraduates at Clemson University.
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