Clemson Division of Research

SUCCEEDS grant application deadline is Feb. 14

The deadline to apply for seed grants from the Clemson Faculty SUCCEEDS program is Feb. 14. The program provides seed grants of up to $35,000 to help interdisciplinary faculty teams compete for external funding of $1.5 million or more.

SUCCEEDS (Strategic University Challenge for Competitive Excellence and Expertise in Discovery and Scholarship) is one of four R-Initiative funding opportunities available this semester. It provides seed grants to support leading-edge research and scholarship that capitalizes on the existing intellectual capital at Clemson. Preference is given to projects that are multi-disciplinary, inter-institutional and that advance the ClemsonForward strategic innovation clusters: advanced materials; cyber infrastructure and big data science; energy, transportation and advanced manufacturing; human resilience; health innovation; and the sustainable environment.

The goal for each funded Clemson Faculty Succeeds grant is the successful submission of a significant external research proposal.

Last year’s SUCCEEDS grants supported work on prenatal care, computational genomics and virtual reality research, and novel dietary therapies for gluten sensitivities. More information on last year’s grant recipients is available online.

The R-Initiative funds are part of the ClemsonForward strategic plan, representing the “R” of the REAL priorities – Research, Engagement, the Academic core and the Living environment.

For details, guidelines and instructions for applying, visit the R-Initiatives webpage. Questions should be directed to Diana Thrasher in the Division of Research at or 864-656-6444.