Summer CI + UR Program

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

The 2022 Summer CI + UR Program 

Nominations and Applications will be open February 18 – March 18, 2022.
The 2022 program will run May 23 – July 29, 2022. All participants will present their work at the 6th Annual Summer CI + UR Showcase on August 23.

Program Options

Traditional: This is a 10-week program (May 23 – July 29, 2022), students will be paid $14/hr for 28 hr/week.  Timesheets and payroll will be handled in your department/college. Students are invited to weekly lunch seminars and workshops. Students will submit abstracts and present their summer research at the Summer Showcase on August 23.

Modified: This is a six-week program (May 23 – June 30, 2022), students will be paid $14/hr for 20 or 28 hr/ week. Timesheets and payroll will be handled in your department/college. Students are invited to weekly lunch seminars and workshops. Students will submit abstracts and present their summer research at the Summer Showcase on August 23.

Supply Funds for Summer CI + UR Program

Summer CI + UR student projects can request an appropriately justified budget up to $2000.
Supplies requested through these funds need to be ordered the first week of the program (May 23) and all awarded funds must be spent before June 30.

Eligibility for summer supply/field work travel funding for summer includes:

  • CI project presented in the 2022 FoCI
  • CI mentor regularly meets CI report deadlines and has students respond to CI surveys

The 2021 Summer CI + UR Program 

This summer 65 students are working under the guidance of 42 faculty and graduate students mentors in 13 departments in five of our colleges. Their research varies from identifying gait behaviors exhibited by patients with Parkinson’s Disease to establishing hellbender density in a creek in NC to investigating the stress, burnout rates and resilience of nurses.