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R-Initiatives showing impact; More awards announced

February 27, 2019

One of the early R-Initiative Recipients, Brygg Ullmer, chair of the university’s Human-Centered Computing Division, received additional external funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a customizable, hands-on virtual reality and advanced display system, pictured.

One of the early R-Initiative recipients, Brygg Ullmer, chair of the university’s Human-Centered Computing Division, received additional external funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a customizable, hands-on virtual reality and advanced display system, pictured.

The first recipients of R-Initiative grants administered by the Division of Research in 2017 have secured an additional $2.5 million in external funding, have two book proposals in press and six manuscripts under review, have written four peer-reviewed journal articles and eight book chapters, have submitted 17 conference papers and presentations, and have held one juried art exhibition.

These are just the early results of R-Initiative programs launched in 2017. The Division of Research has awarded more than $3 million in R-Initiative funding for research projects involving 172 faculty members across all colleges over the past two years. Programs provide funds for equipment purchases, for hiring research faculty, for initiating or completing research projects, and for competing for high-value external research funding.

In January, the Division awarded SEED grants to 11 faculty members from nine different departments and five colleges. These funds help faculty members initiate new research or complete scholarly products, such as books or book chapters, peer-reviewed publications, or visual and performing arts showings.

Applications are being accepted now for grants under the Major Research Instrumentation and Core Incentivized Access programs:

The Major Research Instrumentation program provides funds to purchase, replace or upgrade major research equipment. The submission deadline is March 27. Awards will be announced May 1. MORE DETAILS.

The Core Incentivized Access program (CU-CIA) provides access to Clemson’s core research facilities, at no cost, to help Clemson University faculty build research data that will supplement a new grant proposal. These facilities offer cutting-edge technologies, high-end instrumentation, technical support and educational services. The submission deadline is April 8. Awards will be announced May 6.  MORE DETAILS.

 

 

 



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