R-Initiative programs nurture scholarship and discovery at Clemson University by providing funding opportunities and professional development support, while recognizing excellence through awards programs.

Since launching R-Initiatives in 2017, Clemson University has invested nearly $6 million in research projects involving 250 faculty members. These funds have helped faculty secure $5 million in additional external funding, acquire 14 new pieces of instrumentation, publish 8 books and 27 journal articles, and conduct 8 art exhibitions. Additionally, funds have helped 57 students earn PhDs and have assisted in the hiring of 18 postdocs and research faculty.

Active Solicitations

The Division of Research is accepting proposals for the following R-Initiatives:

Click the links below for additional details on all of the R-Initiatives programs.