Clemson Faculty SUCCEEDS

CLEMSON FACULTY SUCCEEDS (CU SUCCEEDS) is a competitive internal funding initiative that positions faculty to succeed at various stages of the research process. CU SUCCEEDS provides funding across four programs to support leading-edge research and scholarship that capitalize on the existing intellectual capital at Clemson University. This initiative consists of four programs: (1) Project Initiation/Seed Funding, (2) Collaborate, (3) Project Completion, and (4) Fast Track.

Program 1: Project Initiation/SEED Funding – Program 1 awards provide up to $10,000 for the initiation of research activities. This was formerly part of the CU SEED initiative. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2021 and the expectation is that recipients will use the investment to support submission of a proposal to an external agency.

Program 2: Collaborate – Program 2 provides up to $35,000 to help multi-disciplinary teams craft competitive proposals for high-value external funding. The deadline to apply is May 18, 2022 and proposals with participation from across Clemson University, including Innovation Campuses, Research and Education Centers, and Clemson Centers and Institutes, are highly encouraged.

Program 3: Project Completion – Also formerly part of the CU SEED program, this program provides up to $5,000 to support completion of a project, such as a manuscript, book, piece of art, or other product that is appropriate to the faculty member’s field of scholarship. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2021.

Program 4: Fast TrackNew in 2021, Program 4 provides up to $5,000 to support activities that will help faculty respond to short-notice external funding opportunities. Proposals are accepted any time but should be submitted within two months of the original RFP/solicitation publication date. Awardees will be notified of funding within five business days of Program 4 proposal submission.

2022 Call for Proposals



Below are the PI lead teams from previous SUCCEEDS grants that can be contacted with questions regarding their projects.

2019 Clemson Faculty SUCCEEDS Award Winners

CPS for the Power System Control and Operation Center of the Future

  • led by Dr. Johann Enslin in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

An Integrated High-Performance Data-Driven Analytics Framework for Dynamic Security Assessment in Future Power Grid

  • led by Dr. Shuangshuang Jin in the School of Computing

Real time detection of bacterial load in patient and operating room environments

  • led by Dr. Goutam Koley in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Understanding and Reducing Cognitive Errors in Reading Complex Design Regulations of Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

  • led by Dr. Tuyen (Robert) Le in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering

2018 Clemson Faculty SUCCEEDS Award Winners

Next Generation IoT Hardware Security for Resilient Smart Grid and ICT Infrastructures

  • led by Dr. G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy in Holcombe Electrical and Computer Engineering

Clemson MRSEC (Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers)

  • led by the MRSEC PI

2017 Clemson Faculty SUCCEEDS Award Winners

A Pilot Study to Examine the Metabolic and Epigenetic Responses to A Novel Prenatal Care Intervention

  • led by Dr. Liwei Chen in the Department of Public Health Sciences

An HPC-Backed Interactive Visualization Instrument Enabling Collaborative Computational Genomics and Virtual Reality Research

  • led by Dr. Brygg Ullmer in the School of Computing

Novel Dietary Therapy for the Gluten Syndrome

  • led by Dr. Sachin Rustgi in the Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences