Summer CI + UR Program

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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.

The 2024 Summer CI + UR Program 
Mentors Click Here to Submit Nominations

Program Information

  • This is a 10-week program (May 20 – July 26, 2024). Students engage in research full-time (as determined by the mentor) during this time. Students will be paid commensurate with REU levels (this is considerably more than they were paid last summer). Logistics of pay and summer hours will be disseminated at a Summer CI Orientation TBD.
  • Students are required to: 1) conduct mentored research; 2) submit a refection on their experiences; 3) prepare an abstract and presentation of their research results; 4) present their summer research at the August 20, 2024 Summer Showcase.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in weekly lunch seminars and workshops.

Application Deadlines

  • Students must complete their applications by March 1.
  • Faculty mentors should nominate students well in advance of March 1, to give students time to complete the application by March 1.
  • Students will be notified of their acceptance into the Summer CI program by March 15.

Past Program, 2023 Summer CI + UR Program

During the summer of 2023, 70 students worked under the guidance of 72 faculty, staff and graduate students mentors in 16 departments in five of our colleges. Their research varied from identifying gait behaviors exhibited by patients with Parkinson’s Disease to establishing hellbender density in a creek in NC to developing effective team strategies for high stress environments.