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Division of Research

Industry Engagement Seed Grant Program

The Clemson University Industry Engagement Seed Grant Program is intended to provide financial support to eligible Clemson faculty with the goal of engaging for-profit companies to foster sponsored project activities. Funding may be used for industry engagement activities, including: presenting a paper at a technical conference hosted by an industry association or that has significant industry participation; attending a meeting at company’s site to discuss collaboration opportunities; hosting a company visit, a workshop attended by invited companies, or an industry trade group symposium on-site at the university to explore sponsored project opportunities. Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are tenured, tenure-track, or research faculty who have not had a sponsored project funded by a for-profit company in the current and three (3) immediately preceding fiscal years at Clemson. 

The deadline to apply is June 28, 2024.

Call for Proposals

2024 Awardees

Principal Investigator Department Project Title
Boatwright, Brandon Carl Department of Communication Sprinklr, Sustainability and Student Success
Paugh, Kelley Rose Plant & Environmental Sciences Bringing Industry Sponsored Tomato Research to South Carolina
Fan, Qiping Public Health Sciences Increasing Affordability and Accessibility of Senior Care for Dementia Family Caregivers through collaboration with Olera, lnc.