Opportunities and Events

There are a lot of opportunities to interact with Creative Inquiry throughout the year. We are proud to present the following Opportunities for CI Faculty and Students as well as opportunities for all Clemson University students.

  • Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum, April 3-5, 2024.April 3-5, 2024

    All Creative Inquiry projects are asked to present their work at the annual Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum (FoCI). Our next FoCI is on April 3-5, 2024.

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  • CI Travel GrantsOpen For 2022-2023

    The Creative Inquiry program offers competitive grants for CI project teams to present their work at professional conferences. Grants partially support undergraduate student co-authors and accompanying mentor travel.

    Travel Grant Application

  • Carr Family EndowmentOpen

    Each year applications will be accepted for the Carr Family Endowed Creative Inquiry Project. This award provides funding for up to one year to projects engaged in relevant research projects.

    New or existing CI projects are eligible to apply. Projects must focus on one or more of the following areas:

    • Rural Economic Development
    • Rural Community/Business Development
    • Fruit, Vegetable/Crop production
    • Production Agriculture Industries

    Click here to find out more

  • Summer CI & Undergraduate Research ProgramOpen

    The Summer CI + UR Program offers Clemson undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in research for 10 weeks over the summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor. To apply for this competitive award, students must be nominated by CI mentors and then are asked to complete an application. Student recipients of the Summer CI + UR award receive a stipend for their summer work. Applications are due March 1.

    Program Dates
    This is a 10-week program (May 20 - July 26, 2024). Logistics of pay and summer hours will be disseminated at a Summer CI Orientation TBD. Students are invited to weekly lunch seminars and workshops. Students will submit abstracts and present their summer research at the Summer Showcase on August 20.

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  • Faculty and Graduate Student Awards for Mentoring in Creative InquiryOpen

    Students participating in a CI can nominate their CI faculty and/or graduate student mentor for a university award for mentoring. This award recognizes one faculty mentor and one graduate student mentor for their exemplary mentorship to their Creative Inquiry team.

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  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Most REU applications are due by early February.

    Search for an REU

  • Student Opportunity Center

    Creative Inquiry partnered with the Student Opportunity Center (SOC) to bring Clemson undergraduate students over 8000 presentation, publishing, internships, and funding opportunities. The SOC is a database and community platform where students are connected with academic engagement opportunities.

    Check out the Student Opportunity Center

  • Clemson Student Research ForumApril 3-5, 2024

    This poster forum is open to all students, undergraduate and graduate, as an interdisciplinary event to present their research as a paper or digital poster. This is a concurrent event with Focus on Creative Inquiry (FoCI).

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