The VPR Message

September 2019: Welcome Back!


Tanju Karanfil

Tanju Karanfil

I hope you had a restful summer break following what was a very productive year for our research enterprise.

During Fiscal Year 2019, we achieved two key goals of our ClemsonForward strategic plan:

Additionally, our competitive awards topped $100 million for the fourth consecutive year. Congratulations on these achievements and thank you for your hard work and dedication to advancing scholarship and discovery at Clemson University. Our challenge is to maintain this level of research activity.

As you settle into a new semester, I want to provide a few reminders for conducting research at Clemson and make sure you are aware of some of the services the Division offers to help you advance your research portfolio:

The Division of Research can help you identify opportunities, submit proposals, manage awards, work with industry, navigate research-related regulations and much more. If you need assistance and aren’t sure who to contact, please fill out this form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Or if you have any comments or suggestions, please reach me directly at

Thank you again for your contributions to scholarship and discovery at Clemson University.

Go Tigers!

– Tanju


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