Research That Matters

At Claremont Graduate University, we pursue ambitious, interdisciplinary research that transforms perspectives and drives innovation. As an R2: Doctoral Research University, CGU is recognized by the Carnegie Commission for its high research activity.

Research Resources at The Claremont Colleges Libraries

The Honnold/Mudd Library, central to The Claremont Colleges, boasts nearly 2 million volumes across arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. It provides access to over 70,000 periodicals and is a repository for U.S. government publications and international documents. The library also holds extensive special collections.

Additional resources include:

The library offers research workshops, graduate-only study spaces, and lockers. It supports individual and group study needs, providing access to course readings for all Claremont Colleges courses.

Sponsored Research

At Claremont Graduate University, we are dedicated to impactful research that improves society and garners significant attention. Over the past decade, we’ve secured over $8 million annually in sponsored research from prestigious organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Science Foundation, and National Cancer Institute.

Funding Partners

  • World Bank
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute on Aging
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Department of the Army Military Operational Medicine Research Program
  • Office of Naval Research
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Carnegie Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • State of California
  • County of Riverside
  • Metropolitan Water District

Research Centers

Despite our small size, CGU boasts big ideas. Our faculty-scholars lead pioneering research across various fields. Explore the latest projects through our schools: