Clemson Division of Research

Research Opportunities and News

Tanju Karanfil wearing a dark suit jacket with a Clemson tiger paw on the lapel
Tanju Karanfil

Dear Colleagues, 

Welcome back! I am excited for us to continue the outstanding momentum of the past several years. As you embark on another successful academic year, I have several updates to assist with your research, scholarship and creative endeavors.

We have announced the application deadlines for our R-Initiative funding programs. These investments nurture research, scholarship and creative endeavors across all disciplines by helping faculty purchase equipment, hire postdoctoral researchers, utilize core facilities and complete books, journal articles, artwork and other scholarly products. For more information, visit our R-Initiatives webpage, note the application deadlines and check back later for the calls for proposals.

Federal agencies have implemented several new policies related to proposal submissions, specifically your requirements for 1) data management and sharing plans; 2) diversity and inclusion statements; and 3) support and affiliation disclosures. Understanding and complying with these new requirements is essential to earning federal funding. We have scheduled three virtual workshops on Aug. 31Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 to provide information. Please register for the session appropriate for your work and ensure your compliance with these new policies. 

Keeping up with changing federal regulation can be daunting, so we have created Regulatory Alerts, an all-in-one-place source of news related to grant application, management and compliance.The Regulatory Alerts webpage will be regularly updated with synopses that link to additional guidance, tutorials and other information. Content will be archived and dated and searchable by keyword for reference and convenience.

Several professional development opportunities have been planned by the Office of Research Development this academic year. These workshops help faculty find funding, write competitive proposals, understand budgeting basics and succeed after earning awards. ORD also will have its popular CAREER Academy to help young faculty earn prestigious NSF CAREER awards. A full list of ORD workshops, including registration information, is available online

A few additional updates and reminders: 

  • Applications for the NIH Accelerator mentoring program are due Sept. 4. Program participants will work with mentees to finetune proposals to the National Institutes of Health. 
  • Seed grants are available from the Media Forensics Hub for faculty doing research related to online deception and misinformation. Apply by Sept. 15
  • The Office of Research Compliance will offer several workshops this fall that qualify for one hour of Responsible Conduct of Research training.
  • The Office of Research Development publishes a weekly email of Limited Submission funding opportunities. Please subscribe if you are not already receiving the Monday email. 
  • Submissions for the HOOKEd on Microscopy light micrograph competition are due Sept. 18. Entries can be submitted here. Rules are posted here

I wish you much success this semester in your research, scholarship and creative endeavors. If you need assistance, please feel free to reach me or my team any time.