Clemson Division of Research

December 2017: Building upon our successes

Building upon our successes

The end of the semester offers a great opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made in advancing scientific discovery and scholarship at Clemson University, while taking stock of opportunities that will help us maintain momentum into 2018 and beyond.

Several opportunities will be available to you this spring through the university’s R-Initiatives programs:

R-Initiatives foster cross-disciplinary, team-focused research and lay a foundation for future success with support for faculty and infrastructure investments to make that work possible. In the last fiscal year, a quarter of Clemson faculty participated in R-Initiative applications and nearly $1.5 million was invested in research on prenatal care, computational genomics, dietary therapy for gluten sensitivities, childhood education, emotional expressions, painting in the digital age, and much more. A list of last year’s recipients is posted within each grant program on the R-Initiatives webpage.

I greatly appreciate the participation in our R-Initiatives. I look forward to seeing more applications this spring and learning about the achievements supported by this funding. I encourage you take a moment to learn about the R-Initiatives and begin to plan your proposal.

The Division of Research is working to enhance the quality of scholarly endeavors and growth of research programs with direct input from faculty. The newly created Research Advisory Board (RAB) held its first meeting in November. The board will provide input on a range of matters affecting research and scholarship at Clemson. I value input from faculty and thank our advisory members for their involvement. I would like to introduce the RAB members and I ask that you engage with them on matters affecting research at Clemson.  Share ideas and constructive and innovative suggestions for improvements. The board will meet monthly, with members serving three-year terms. Research Advisory Board members, selected by their colleges, are:

During the break, I hope you will spend some time catching up on some of the exciting research news happening across our campuses:








These are just a few of the great accomplishments and fascinating work done by our faculty at Clemson. You can read more online here.

Congratulations to all of you on another successful semester. Have a happy and safe holiday season.


Go Tigers!