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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. Additional details regarding eligibility, proposal requirements, and the application submission process are included in the Call for Proposals below.

Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
Funding: Maximum of $5,000 per award

Call for Proposals