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Create. Collaborate. Impact

Division Overview

The Division of Research strives to support faculty and students who continue to push the boundaries of scholarship and discovery at Clemson, a Carnegie R1 research institution. Our mission is to enhance Clemson’s reputation as a world-class research institution, while promoting a culture of discovery and excellence in a collaborative, diverse, safe and inclusive environment. The Division nurtures research activity at Clemson through its R-Initiative funding programs and celebrates excellence through the Researcher of the Year program and the University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards. The Division assists faculty in pursuing competitive research funding, managing awards, navigating complex regulation and compliance matters, collaborating with industry, and commercializing technologies. Additionally, the Division operates four core research facilities that offer world-class equipment and highly trained staff.

About Us
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Current Updates

  • R-Initiative Funding Updates

    The Division of Research has announced application deadlines for the 2023-24 school year for its R-Initiative funding programs. R-Initiative investments nurture research, scholarship and creative endeavors across all disciplines by helping faculty purchase equipment, hire postdoctoral researchers, utilize core facilities and complete books, journal articles, artwork and other scholarly products.

    • View 2024 CU-MRI awardees.
    • View Clemson Faculty Succeeds Award Winners 2024.
    • The Industry Engagement Seed Grant program is accepting applications until June 28; these funds support engagement with for-profit companies to foster sponsored projects.
    • Additionally, several R-Initiatives accept applications any time for funding to support industry collaboration, external reviews of grant proposals and travel to meet with funding agencies. For more information visit our R-Initiatives page.
  • Letter of Support

    Please remember the procedure for requesting letters of support to ensure timely processing and delivery of high-quality, professional letters to support your funding request. Bookmark the page which contains the letter with a new template.

  • Clemson Light Imaging Facility - Histology Services

    The Clemson Light Imaging Facility now provides histology services, including sample fixation, grossing, embedding, and routine H&E staining for animal tissue, plants, and fish. Contact to schedule a consultation and request services.


researcher of the year award winners Chowdhury and Tran


Senior and Junior Researcher of the Year

Meet the winners of 2024.

2024 Researcher of the Year Winners

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI)

Discover Me

A DEI Initiative Program

Clemson University is undergoing a process whereby every academic, administrative and governance unit are implementing strategic plans that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. The “Discovering Me” Program is a part of our Division of Research’s Inclusive Excellence Plan. The goal of this program is to recognize and celebrate the unique and varied backgrounds of the people who make the Division of Research run!

View the DEI site
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Division of Research
Division of Research | 230 Kappa Street, Clemson, SC 29634