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.
The Division of Research is accepting proposals for the following R-Initiatives:
- Major Research Instrumentation provides funds to purchase or upgrade research equipment. Proposals are due March 24.
- SUCCEEDS aims to position interdisciplinary faculty teams to successfully compete for significant external funding. Proposals are due April 14.
- Clemson University Core Incentivized Access (CU-CIA) provides access to our core facilities at no cost. Proposals are due April 30.
Click the links below for additional details on all of the R-Initiatives programs.
Funding OpportunitiesSPONSOR TRAVEL GRANT
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY CORE INCENTIVIZED ACCESS (CU-CIA)
CLEMSON FACULTY SUCCEEDS
CLEMSON RESEARCH FELLOWS
CLEMSON MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMPLETION GRANT
CURF PRISMA MATURATION FUND
CU-MUSC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ServicesRESEARCH SYMPOSIUM OFFICE OF POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS LIMITED SUBMISSIONS CAREER ACADEMY
Awards and RecognitionsRESEARCHER OF THE YEAR ALUMNI AWARD
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP AND ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS