Opportunity Grants for CECAS Students

Opportunities await — access resources to help you thrive at Clemson and beyond.

CECAS Opportunity Grants are a resource to help you customize your student experience, leverage your potential to make a positive impact, and develop new and innovative ideas.

Undergraduate Research Grants

Up to $750 may be requested.

Support CECAS undergraduate students in following their curiosity through research projects that support the achievement of the applicant and/or other current or prospective CECAS students. If you are curious about a topic and are looking for a way to fund a new research or project idea, we encourage you to apply.

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Travel Grants

Up to $750 may be requested.

Support CECAS undergraduate students in broadening their perspective by providing funds for travel related to engaged learning and professional and/or personal development. If you are looking for funding for your next international experience, conference, or other experiential learning opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Student Organization Grants

Up to $2,000 may be requested.

Support activities of CECAS delegated student organizations (DSO) that benefit groups of CECAS undergraduate students. If your student organization is planning to attend a national conference, preparing for a student competition, hosting a networking event for students in your major, we encourage you to apply for funding for these or other impactful activities. Please email to start the application process.

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Timeline and Opportunity Grant Review Cycle

Undergraduate Research Grants 

Complete undergraduate research applications received by the following dates will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of a decision within two weeks of the submission deadline.

  • Spring 2023:
    Proposal Window Opens: Nov 15, 2022
    Proposal Window Closes: Jan 20, 2023
    Award Notices: Feb 5, 2023
  • Summer 2023:
    Proposal Window Opens: Feb 8, 2023
    Proposal Window Closes: March 27, 2023
    Award Notices: April 12, 2023

Travel Grants 

All application materials will be reviewed in the order they are received. Travel awards will be provided first come, first serve.

All opportunity grant funding must be expended by June 15, 2023 for spring and summer recipients. Applicants who are awarded funding will be expected to provide a report package that includes a short summary report.

Questions: Please email


Is the research a group project or individual research? Individual research

Can I use the grant for travel? Yes, select the “apply” above to apply for travel grants

Can I apply multiple times? Yes

Can I do research with a faculty member outside of the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences (CECAS)? Yes

If I am not a student in CECAS, can I still apply? No, only CECAS students are eligible

Can I receive funding if I am an alumni or graduate student? No, only undergraduate CECAS students are eligible

Can I be advised by a graduate student? Yes, but you must be co-mentored by faculty

Who can I reach out to for feedback if my application is rejected?

What happens if I change the scope of my research grant?