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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.


  1. View the COVID-19 Research Resources webpage for important updates, operational and safety guidance, answers to frequently asked questions, and more information.
  2. The Office of Research Compliance is now using InfoEd to streamline the processing of applications, amendments and continuing reviews for Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocols. More information.
  3. Read the latest quarterly research report.
  4. Use Faculty Insight to find collaborators and funding opportunities specific to your expertise.


Research Compliance Brown Bag Webinar Series
An opportunity for the Clemson University community to better understand research integrity and research compliance related topics.
Register for the Webinar

Research Administration Forum 101
Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 10-11 am
Location: Zoom video call


Hai Xiao
Researcher of the Year
Vincent Richards and Hai Xiao

Division Offices