The “R” in REAL: Moving ClemsonForward through research
Clemson University has made great strides in improving and building the University research enterprise. Over recent years, Clemson has committed to supporting university researchers through promoting a culture of discovery. The investment Clemson has made to research has culminated in the university receiving a Carnegie R1: Doctoral University (highest research activity) distinction. To continue developing the research reputation at Clemson, the Division of Research has made a set of funding opportunities available within the University that support the “R” in the ClemsonFoward Strategic Plan.
The ClemsonForward Strategic Plan was created to ensure that Clemson fulfills its core mission and maintains its rank among the top 20 public universities, while remaining a tier-one research institution. The Strategic Plan was built to address four strategic priorities: Research, Engagement, the Academic Core, and the Living Environment, better known by the acronym REAL. In an effort to support the “R” in REAL, the Division of Research created the “R-Initiatives.” A collection of funding opportunities available to Clemson University researchers, the R-Initiatives have allowed Clemson to grow in scholarship visibility and impact, to refocus the research mission, and to develop targeted research investments. The Division of Research currently offers 6 distinct funding opportunities that provide avenues for Clemson faculty to develop their research and advance the ClemsonForward strategic initiatives.
For more information on the Division of Research R-Initiatives, click here.