Department of Languages

Faculty member receives CU SEED grant

Congratulations to Gabriela Stoicea, assistant professor of German, for earning a 2019 Tier One CU SEED grant. Her book project is titled Fictions of Legibility: The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin. Gabi also received a Humanities Fellowship from the Clemson Humanities Hub to fund this project.

Another faculty member in the Department of Languages, Kelly Peebles, associate professor of French, was awarded a 2017 Tier One CU SEED grant for her book Portraits of Renée de France. Her project was highlighted at a recent Board of Trustees meeting by Diana Thrasher, associate director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Division of Research.

The Clemson Support for Early Exploration and Development (CU SEED) Grant Program provides two tiers of funding support to eligible Clemson faculty in either the initiation of research activities or the completion of a scholarly project or product. Priority consideration is given to faculty who may not have large start-up packages and/or significant financial research support and resources. Initiation activities can include establishing baseline data, completing a phase of a research project that will lead to greater funding opportunities, or developing research partnerships with collaborators at other institutions. Projects or products for completion can include finalizing peer-reviewed publications, scholarly books, chapters in books, or showings, as in the case of the visual and performing arts.