Opportunities and Events at Clemson University

CI Travel Grants

The Creative Inquiry program offers competitive grants for CI undergraduate student travel. Funds may be used for students to travel to present the results of a Creative Inquiry project at a state, regional or national professional conference or other venue and for a faculty member or other team leader to accompany them. Preference is given to travel that is completed before June 30, 2013. Limited funding may be available for travel after July 1, 2013.

Travel Grant Application

Summer CI grants
Deadline: May 11, 2015

CI mentors are invited to apply for funds to support salaries in early summer (May-June) for undergraduate students to continue CI project work. Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate students who: will not graduate earlier than August 2014; are either enrolled in a Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 CI project OR are preregistered for a Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 CI project.

Summer Grant Application   Summer Grant Application

Service-Learning Award
Deadline: December 17, 2014

The Clemson Service Alliance is requesting nominations for the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Service-Learning Award for academic year 2014-2015. All nominations received will be reviewed and evaluated by a committee of faculty, staff and students involved in service-learning activities at Clemson, and one project will be selected to be Clemson's representative/nominee for the 2015 award. Former winners of this award are not eligible for nomination.

For the purposes of the competition, service- learning is defined as: service learning is college student learning at any level and in any situation that is linked in a direct, hands-on fashion to the resolution of a problem or concern in a target community outside the institution.

The service learning activity must reinforce or apply what is learned in the classroom, must be related to a college course, with some type of reflection on the activity performed or feedback discussion. Projects may also be collaborative ventures between colleges and universities.

The review panel will assess projects based on four criteria:

  • The ability to resolve community concerns or address community issues.
  • The degree to which the project enhances student learning.
  • The degree to which the project meets the parameters of the Commission's definition of Service- Learning
  • The project's impact on campus (e.g., the number of students involved).

Please go to http://www.clemson.edu/public/servicealliance/che_nomination.html and complete the online nomination form by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 . Please note that entries this year must complete the online form to be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Woodard at ckathy@clemson.edu.

Submit your Nomination

Student Opportunity Center

Creative Inquiry partnered with the Student Opportunity Center (SOC) to bring Clemson undergraduate students over 8000 presentation, publishing, internships, and funding opportunities. The SOC is a database and community platform where students are connected with academic engagement opportunities.

Check out the Student Opportunity Center

ACC Undergraduate Research Conference
Deadline: January 17, 2015

The ACC will sponsor undergraduate students to present the results of their research projects at the 2015 ACC Meeting of the Minds conference at NC State University, April 10-12. The ACC pays all costs. Applications are competitive and require a recommendation letter from a research mentor.

Clemson hosted the first ACC Meeting of the Minds in 2006. To view other previous ACC MoM conferences see acciac.org/undergraduate-research-symposium.

ACC Research Conference Online Form

ACCIAC Fellowships in Creativity and Innovation
Deadline: February 14, 2015

This fellowship program supports undergraduate student-driven research projects at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) campuses. Fellows are sponsored by the Clemson University Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Atlantic Coast Conference Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC). Each Fellow receives an award of up to $4,000 to conduct innovative research. The project must be substantially the idea of the student, though it may derive from previous work with a mentor. Examples of project outcomes might include publication, artistic work, presentation or a proof-of-concept proposal. Fellows receive additional funding to present their project results at the 2015 ACC Undergraduate Research Conference. Application forms for this fellowship are available in early February each year. The Fellowship research period is March through August.

ACCIAC Fellowships in Creativity and Innovation Application Form


Do you have a new business concept? Do you dream of starting your own business? If so, see the Spiro Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership website for information about a competition for new business concepts.

LaunchPadSC Application Page

MAD Entrepreneurs

The Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership recognizes the need to provide experiences beyond the classroom for young entrepreneurs. MAD Entrepreneurial Challenge is designed to assist entrepreneurs: those who are motivated by a desire to help, improve and transform social, environmental, educational and economic conditions. The completion requires that a team produce a three-minute video showing the difference that they have made in the community.

Making A Difference Video Challenge Entry Guidelines

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Most REU applications are due by early February.

Search for an REU

ACC Inter-Institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC)

The mission of the ACCIAC is to leverage the athletic associations and identities among the 15 ACC universities in order to enrich the educational missions, especially the undergraduate student experiences, of member universities.

ACCIAC programs at Clemson University

Poster and Easel Checkout - FREE Service

Are you planning a research showcase for your class, program, or department? We have available 95 foam poster backboards (3 ft X 4 ft) and portable easels for rental. This free service is available for poster presentations by CU undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

Download Reservation Form

DSLR Camera Checkout

If you need to photograph or shoot video of your CI project* you can checkout a DSLR camera kit. This kit is available to all CI students and mentors after they have demonstrated that they know how to use the equipment.

This kit includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
  • Canon 18-55mm STM Lens & Canon 55-250mm IS Lens
  • 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens
  • 3-piece Filter Kit
  • Tulip Lens Hood
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Canon WM-V1 (5068B002) Bluetooth Microphone
  • TASCAM DR-05EB Portable Digital Recorder
  • Audio-technica AT875R Boom Microphone
  • Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless Transmitter and Receiver
  • Bower Tripod

Standard checkout period is 24 hours.

*Please remember to share this content with CI after you capture it so we can share it on our website.

Download the checkout form and bring it with you when you pickup the kit

Lighting Kit Checkout

If you need to photograph or shoot video of your CI project* and you want professional quality lighting you can checkout our lighting kit. This kit is available to all CI students and mentors after they have demonstrated that they know how to use the equipment.

The kit includes:

  • 2 Genaray SpectroLED 14 Lights with remote dimmers
  • 1 Genaray SpectroLED 9
  • 3 Impact AC Light Stands
  • 1 Mini Light Boom Arm

Standard checkout period is 24 hours.

*Please remember to share this content with CI after you capture it so we can share it on our website.

Download the checkout form and bring it with you when you pickup the kit

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