VPR Blog: The Far-Reaching Impact of R-Initiatives

Tanju Karanfil

Since we released the R-Initiative funding programs in 2017, we have invested $10 million in research projects involving nearly 600 faculty members. Funds have been distributed to every college. On R-Initiatives awarded through 2020, faculty members have authored 10 books; published 83 articles and presentations; conducted 11 art exhibitions and residencies; hired 23 postdocs and research ...

Clemson: A Perennial R1 Institution

Tanju Karanfil

I am excited to share that Clemson was reconfirmed as a Carnegie R1 research university in January. This is the top designation Carnegie awards to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. A key goal of the ClemsonForward strategic plan, the R1 designation improves our reputation, helps us recruit the best students and faculty ...

February 2021: Continuing to Move ClemsonForward

Tanju Karanfil

You continue to make big news, despite the unrelenting pressures of a global health pandemic that has uprooted all of our norms. Consider a few examples of the major accomplishments I was able to report to the University’s Board of Trustees last month: The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a 10-year, $3.8 billion contract for an ...