VPR Blog: The Far-Reaching Impact of R-Initiatives

Tanju Karanfil

Since we released the R-Initiative funding programs in 2017, we have invested $10 million in research projects involving nearly 600 faculty members. Funds have been distributed to every college. On R-Initiatives awarded through 2020, faculty members have authored 10 books; published 83 articles and presentations; conducted 11 art exhibitions and residencies; hired 23 postdocs and […]

Lapidas joins Industry Contracts team

photo of Adam Lapidas

Adam Lapidas joined the Office of Industry Contracts as a contracts associate. He will be working with the Industry Contracts team to review proposals to industry and negotiate sponsored research and other research-related agreements with industry. Prior to joining Clemson, Lapidas served as the contracts officer in the Office of Research Administration at East Carolina […]

Tyndall named director of research compliance

Robin Tyndall

Experienced university compliance officer Robin Tyndall has joined Clemson University as director of the Office of Research Compliance. Before joining Clemson, Tyndall worked as director of Research Protections at Appalachian State University, where she served as administrator of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety […]

ORCID ID required for research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards

Individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be required to have Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers (ORCID IDs) beginning in FY2020. The requirement for ORCID identifiers will be […]

NSF Announces New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

A revised version of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) has been issued and will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. Significant changes include: NSF-approved format in submission of the biographical sketch and current and pending support documents, once the PAPPG […]

A Note on International Research from Provost Bob Jones and Vice President for Research Tanju Karanfil

Dear Colleagues, The federal government is increasingly concerned with attempts from foreign governments to unduly influence and exploit U.S.-funded research and is taking steps to protect our research integrity and intellectual capital. International research engagements support the free exchange of ideas that has been central to our successes in scholarship and discovery, but we must […]

Introducing an easier way to manage research safety

The Division of Research rolled out a new digital solution from BioRAFT that makes it easier for faculty, staff and students to complete safety training, inventory chemicals and other materials, track safety equipment, and complete other safety tasks. This secure, intuitive online platform provides automated reminders to help faculty complete safety tasks quickly and return to their research. BioRAFT replaces the current method […]

Research Safety announces new employees

Samuel Forrest

The Office of Research Safety announced the addition of Samuel Forrest as hazardous materials specialist and Laura (Yan) Ye as health and safety specialist. For the past 6 years, Sam served as a Health and Safety Specialist at the Innovation Campus and Technology Park in Anderson and other assigned Upstate facilities, providing support in laboratory and […]

R-Initiatives showing impact; More awards announced

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 […]

Clemson research facilities get big boost

Electron Microscope Facility

Clemson University is adding new advanced equipment to three of its high-tech research facilities – the Electron Microscopy Facility, the Light Imaging Facility and the Micro Fabrication Facility. The news tools will be used by Clemson researchers from numerous fields, as well as private industry, to fuel innovation for the advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, […]

Applications now accepted for more R-Initiative grants

The Division of Research is now accepting applications for grants under the Faculty SUCCEEDS and Major Research Instrumentation programs. These are two of six R-Initiative programs created to spur research activity at Clemson and open new opportunities for faculty. In the last two years, the university has invested more than $3 million through its R-Initiative programs […]