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Clemson SEED

The Clemson Support for Early Exploration and Development (CU SEED) Grant Program provides two tiers of funding support to eligible Clemson faculty in either the initiation of research activities or the completion of a scholarly project or product. Priority consideration is given to faculty who may not have large start-up packages and/or significant financial research support and resources. Initiation activities can include establishing baseline data, completing a phase of a research project that will lead to greater funding opportunities, or developing research partnerships with collaborators at other institutions. Projects or products for completion can include finalizing peer-reviewed publications, scholarly books, chapters in books, or showings, as in the case of the visual and performing arts.

AY2019 Full Solicitation


2017 Clemson SEED Award Winners


Tier One


  • Oriana Aragon

    College of Business
    Project title: Dimorphous Expressions of Emotion

  • Stephanie Barczewski

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: Britian, War Memory and the Making of Brexit

  • Kathy Edwards

    University Libraries
    Project title: Manuscript completion and publication preparation support for Unbuilt Clemson

  • Andrea Feeser

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: Faith in Community: Artist Jimmie Durham’s Neapolitan Presepi

  • Erin Goss

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: Jane Austen and Comed: an edited collection of essays

  • Walt Hunter

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: The Right to Poetry: The Performance of Democracy from the International Festival to the Refugee Camp

  • Todd McDonald

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: Virtual Space, Painting in the Digital Age

  • Kelly Peebles

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: Portraits of Renée de France: letters, portraits, and literary works

  • Gregory Ramshaw

    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
    Project title: Negotiating Cultural and Economic Outcomes in Sport Heritage: The Case of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Valerie Zimany

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Project title: Digital Translations: Hand to Code

Tier Two


  • Julia Brumaghim

    College of Science
    Project title: From Poor Antioxidants to Stripping Agents for Actinide Separations

  • Sandra Linder

    College of Education
    Project title: Examining and Refining an Early Childhood Math Bag Intervention to Increase Parent and Child Mathematics Play Interactions

  • Meihua Qian

    College of Education
    Project title: Authentic Learning for the 21st Century: An Engaging Quest to Explore the Creativity of Genetics

  • Marissa Shuffler-Porter

    College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
    Project title: Mapping Teamwork Competency Acquisition and Transfer in the Engineering Design Curriculum: Metric Tool Development & Validation

  • Dil Thavarajah

    College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
    Project title: Identification of selenium “Genes” for increased lentil productivity

  • Xiangchun Xuan

    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
    Project title: Microfluidic Sorting of Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus Neoformans for Analysis of Drug Resistance