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EUREKA! Undergraduate Research Program

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Liz Dillard

“EUREKA! 2020 made my transition to college a breeze. Despite COVID-19, the program allowed me to find my best friends and make important connections, which led me to continue research with my EUREKA! mentor during the school year!”

Liz Dillard
Financial Management Major
Former EUREKA! Participant

Get a Head Start on Campus Life and Research at Clemson

EUREKA! gives 50 students the chance to dive into the research experience before their first year begins.

This five-week summer program is now available both in-person and online, with spaces for 25 incoming first-year Honors students in each delivery option to work with some of Clemson’s top faculty. Working as part of a team or one-on-one, EUREKA! gives you the chance to engage early and could lead you on a path toward your next great discovery.

You will also be able to connect with academic mentors and stand out for Rhodes, Goldwater, Fulbright and other major fellowships — not to mention using your summer to familiarize yourself with campus offerings, make friends and get a head start exploring research.

Who Is Eligible?

All accepted incoming first-year Honors students are eligible to apply for EUREKA!

How to Apply

Access the application in two easy steps: 

  1. Log into Your Admitted Student Portal.
  2. Click on the "Your Clemson Journey" tab and scroll down to EUREKA! details. 


The EUREKA! Undergraduate Research Program is offered through the Clemson University Honors College.

For more information, please contact:

EUREKA! Program
180 Cribb Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-5106

Phone: 864-656-4762
Fax: 864-656-1472

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