Clemson Division of Research

CURF adds two team members

Alan Alfano

The Clemson University Research Foundation welcomes Dr. Alan Alfano and Clarissa Williams to its team. Alan will be working as a technology commercialization officer (TCO) with Clemson inventors on biomedical, bioengineering, and life sciences technologies, among others. Clarissa will serve as CURF marketing manager, working to help CURF launch new marketing initiatives. Alan completed a dual […]

Project Based Pay Confirmation Process to soon replace the CLEAR effort reporting system 

Beginning mid-August 2018, principal investigators (PI’s) and faculty of sponsored projects awarded to Clemson University will see an improved method of verifying pay charged toward sponsored project and federal land grant activities. The new system, Sponsored Compensation Verification System, incorporates the exceptional feedback received by our project team from faculty, staff, and current certifiers of […]

May 2018: A Rare Opportunity

A Rare Opportunity There are fewer than 300 living Nobel laureates in the world, so the chance of meeting one is very rare. But a Nobel laureate was on campus last month, meeting with faculty and students, answering their questions and sharing knowledge. These are the types of activities and opportunities available at universities that […]

April 2018: Recognizing Research; Building Collaborations

To become one of the nation’s premiere research institutions, we must break down silos and work collaboratively – with our peers, with industry and with each other. Solutions to complex global problems require new knowledge created by collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of scientists with unique perspectives and ideas. We are collectively building these teams at Clemson, […]

March 2018: Be ready when opportunity arises

Be ready when opportunity arises Following decades of steady increases, federal R&D funding hit a plateau in 2011 as Congress cut discretionary spending as part of the Budget Control Act. This year, however, Congress and President Trump have discussed a budget deal that would raise the discretionary spending caps by $143 billion in fiscal year […]

Funding available for equipment, hiring research faculty

Laine Mears, the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing, was one of the recipients of a Clemson Research Fellows grant last fiscal year.

The Division of Research is accepting applications for grants to assist in the purchase of major research equipment or in the hiring of research faculty and post-doctoral researchers. Funding is available through the Clemson Research Fellows and Clemson Major Research Instrumentation programs, two of four R-Initiative funding opportunities available this semester to spur collaborative research and boost […]

Webinar to detail NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers program

The University Industry Demonstration Partnership, of which Clemson University is a member, hosts a free webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday to introduce university faculty to opportunities available via the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers program. Preliminary proposals for the NSF program are due in April, so register for this webinar and get started. […]

Recognizing Clemson’s highest-achieving faculty

A new faculty award developed by the Research Advisory Board will celebrate faculty members who have received national and international recognition at the highest level. The Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from each college and the University Libraries, has been working with Tanju Karanfil, vice president for research, to develop a mechanism to induct the […]

CURF names executive director

Chris Gesswein

A seasoned business executive and product-development professional has been tapped to lead the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF). As CURF executive director, Chris Gesswein is charged with commercializing innovative Clemson technology and intellectual property and nurturing private-sector partnerships that will advance scientific discovery at Clemson and support economic growth. Gesswein, who joined CURF in 2014 […]

February 2018: Exploring New Opportunities

Exploring new opportunities We have steadily grown our research enterprise the past few years despite a plateau in federal investments in higher education R&D. Collaborations with industry or private foundations may offer alternative opportunities for you to advance your work. The Division of Research can help. This semester, our Office of Industry Contracts – with […]

Funding available to hire research faculty, postdocs

The Division of Research will award grants through the Clemson Research Fellows program to assist faculty, academic departments, centers and institutes in the hiring and training of qualified research faculty and post-doctoral researchers. Applications are due April 18 and awards will be announced May 31. Full details are available online. Through Clemson Research Fellows, researchers […]

REMINDER: Deadline for SEED funding is March 7

Clemson University faculty are encouraged to apply for internal funding under the Clemson SEED program to support the initiation of research or the completion of a scholarly project or product.  Clemson SEED (Support for Early Exploration and Development) provides two tiers of funding. Priority consideration is given to faculty who may not have large start-up […]