The Student Grant & Award Initiative

Begun in 2021 as a cross-campus collaboration, the Student Grant & Award Initiative is a new program to support student grant writing and fellowship applications at CGU. The initiative aims to develop students’ grant writing abilities while providing support in their pursuit of awards that advance their academic and professional work. To accomplish this, we will begin to offer targeted programs geared toward specific awards as well as general support for all student grant applications. In our inaugural year, we will provide multi-faceted programming for Fulbright applications.

New elements of the initiative will be introduced on an ongoing basis, so we recommend that students sign-up for our email list to stay up-to-date on our programming.

Email List Sign-up

External Funding Lists
Review grant opportunities by field

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Application Support
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The Fulbright Program
Become a Fulbright scholar

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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.


Dissertation Fellowships

Both the Office of Research, Sponsored Programs & Grants and the Transdisciplinary Studies Program offer yearly dissertation fellowships. Visit the dissertation fellowships page for more information.

Dissertation Fellowships


The CGU Student Grant & Award Initiative Founding Team
  • Eusebio Alvaro, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Research & Research Professor of Psychology (co-lead)
  • Marcus Weakley, Ph.D., Director, Center for Writing & Rhetoric (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