Student Resources

The Office of Research, Spondored Program and Grants aims to support students in their journey towards developing as a scholar. See below for programs and resources geared towards students needs.


Current Spotlighted Awards

  • The Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program offers nationally competitive fellowship awards to postdoctoral and senior scientists to perform collaborative research at U.S. Air Force research facilities across the country. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).The program is seeking highly qualified candidates who are U.S. citizens and hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering.

    Awardee benefits:

    • Base stipend starting at $76,542; may be higher based on experience
    • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance

    Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles)

    • February 1
    • May 1
    • August 1
    • November 1

Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), visit www.nas.edu/afstfp.

  • ELC GRADUATE: Otsuka Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving graduate Black students pursuing an advanced degree in a business or STEM-related field .Four (4) scholarship awardees will receive a two-year, need-based scholarship in the amount of $10,000 per year to assist with educational expenses for the upcoming academic year(s). The scholarship will be paid directly to the awardees’ college or university and will be disbursed in equal amounts for the fall and spring semesters. Scholars will be required to resubmit their transcripts and meet the GPA criteria at the end of the academic year to renew the award for the subsequent academic year(s). Deadline for this application is April 15th, 2022. Click here for more information.
  • ELC GRADUATE: Protecting Black Voices Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving graduate Black students pursuing an advanced degree in History, Political Science, Communications, Media, Journalism or related fields. This scholarship is open to incoming and current graduate students. Two (2) scholarship awardees will receive a two-year, need-based scholarship in the amount of $10,000 per year to assist with educational expenses for the upcoming academic year(s). The scholarship will be paid directly to the awardees’ college or university and will be disbursed in equal amounts for the fall and spring semesters. Scholars will be required to resubmit their transcripts and meet the GPA criteria at the end of the academic year to renew the award for the subsequent academic year(s), if applicable. Deadline for this application is April 15th, 2022. Click here for more information.

Recent Winners

  • Carlos Echeverria-Estrada, Ph.D. Candidate, Public Policy & Evaluation, won a Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant for 2020! Learn more about his project and the award here. Congratulations!
  • Dacey Bashaw, Ph.D. student, Positive Development Psychology, won an American Psychological Foundation Kenneth and Mamie P. Clark award for 2021! Congratulations!

*If you and someone you know at CGU recently won an award, we would love to know about it! Please email us studentgrants@cgu.edu.


The CGU Student Grant & Award Initiative Founding Team
  • Marcus Weakley, Ph.D., Director, Center for Writing & Rhetoric (co-lead)
  • Eusebio Alvaro, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Research & Research Professor of Psychology (co-lead)
  • Diane Chase, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Innovation, Student Success and Strategic Initiatives
  • Mary Jo Gruca, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Lori Anne Ferrell, Ph.D., Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
  • Andrew Vosko, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Director, Transdisciplinary Studies Program
  • Kristal Gama, Director of Financial Aid
  • Kendall Cotton Bronk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology