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CI for Graduate Students
While CI projects must be organized under a faculty member, many are led by talented graduate students interested in furthering their research and expanding their mentoring experience. If you are interested in assisting or leading a CI please contact the CI office.
Any potential mentors are encouraged to join the bi-monthly CI + UR News email dissemination for deadlines and targeted opportunities for CI projects, mentors, and students. To join this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiating a 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.
- Each semester you must submit course and section numbers.
- Review the Procedures for Spending CI Funds page.
- To be considered for funding, at minimum you must:
- add courses to your CI project
- provide a budget request and justification annually
- provide reports highlighting the outcomes of the student work (e.g., methodologies developed, publications, art exhibits, apps developed, etc.)
- Submit Course and section numbers and the start of each semester.
- Reporting: Semester and annual reports. Short annual reports are required. New funding will not be awarded until reports are up-to-date.
- Display CI projects at the annual Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum.
- Encourage your undergraduate students to submit CI project results for presentations at professional meetings. Supplementary CI Travel Grants are available for this purpose.
- Add any publications or presentations, news, other media in the project manager.
- Submit semester and annual reports.
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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