The Student Grant & Award Initiative

Since 2021 the Student Grant & Award Initiative has supported CGU student grant writing and award applications. The initiative aims to develop students’ grant writing abilities while providing support in their pursuit of awards that advance their academic and professional work. In collaboration with the Center for Writing & Rhetoric, To accomplish this, we offer comprehensive Fulbright support, webinars, one-on-one consultations, and more.


A Step-by-Step Process Guide

1. Clarify your goals

  • What do you want to achieve by applying for a grant/award/fellowship/scholarship? Is it to support your dissertation writing, facilitate travel to conduct research, help pay for tuition, or conduct a study? You want to narrow your focus to find awards that fit your goals.

2. Review lists of opportunities

3. Meet with someone from our team

  • After you have some potential grants or awards in mind, or if you still need help finding some, make an appointment with a grants specialist at the Center for Writing & Rhetoric. They can work with you one-on-one to search for awards, assess fit, and write the applications. www.cgu.edu/write

4. Utilize our Online Resources


The CGU Student Grant & Award Initiative leads
  • Marcus Weakley, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Writing & Rhetoric & Clinical Assistant Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Eusebio Alvaro, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Research & Research Professor of Psychology