In addition to school-based and Transdisciplinary Program funding for research and related initiatives, CGU faculty may apply during open seasons for two types of awards that are managed by the Faculty Research Committee and ORSPG and funded by restricted donations: the Blais Challenge Awards for Claremont intercollegiate collaborations and the FJF Awards to support faculty research projects.
Note re student researchers: For information on external fellowships and related grants for students, the Office of Advancement offers a personal fellowships search service — please contact the advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also consult the Financial Aid site, portals for individual schools, and the All-CGU Dissertation Awards and Transdisciplinary Studies Dissertation Awards pages. There are also useful online search engines for graduate student funding sources on the UCLA and Cornell websites.
In 1987 the Fletcher Jones Foundation (FJF) endowed CGU with a fund that has been dedicated to providing small grants to faculty members to help support promising research projects. The FJF Faculty Research Grants of $2,000 to $8,000 are issued through an annual competitive call for proposals, which is posted on this page, emailed to all CGU faculty, and has a deadline during spring semester. This year's deadline was March 10, 2017; for further information about these grants, the 2017 call for proposals (no longer active) may be downloaded here, and summaries of each of the 2017 awards here. A list of recent FJF awards is appended below.
The BLAIS Foundation is a CGU endowment devoted to the promotion of intercollegiate service, academic program development, and research. Applications for BLAIS Challenge awards must be submitted by teams of two or more faculty members, including at least one CGU core faculty member and one professor from an undergraduate Claremont College. The awards are generally in the range of $10,000-$25,000. The deadline for proposals is generally in late spring, and there is sometimes an additional round during the summer or fall. The current BLAIS Challenge RFP may be downloaded here. The next deadline for BLAIS Challenge applications is May 26, 2017, and funds will become available July 1, 2017. A list of recent recipients may be found below.
Research Initiative Funding (RIF) is available to assist faculty in preparing for and writing proposals for external competitive research grants. RIF support is available at the level of $250-$5,000 for one or more of following: graduate students, consultants, or research staff to assist in preparing an external grant proposal; expenses to conduct preliminary studies for a proposal; travel to meet with funding agencies or potential collaborators; and honoraria for independent presubmission review. Applications for RIF support should be emailed to Dean Gerstein, preferably after a preliminary discussion and well before the deadline for submitting the planned grant proposal. For further information, please consult the 2017 RIF RFP and associated guidelines for presubmission reviews.
Allen Omoto, Psychology; Debra Mashek, HMC; Jessica Borelli, Pomona: Transforming Traumatic Experiences into Prosocial Action
Andrew Marx, Information Systems and Technology; Donald McFarlane, Keck Science: Connecting Imagery-Based Data Science with Environmental Analysis: Collaborative Fieldwork in Costa Rica and Analysis in Claremont
Bin Xie and Yawen Li, Community & Global Health; Yei-Chin Hwang, CMC: Preparing for a culturally-tailored diabetes self-management program for Chinese American patients with Type 2 diabetes
Brian Hilton & Thomas Horan, Information Systems & Technology; Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Education; Lance Neckar, Susan Philips, Pitzer: The Claremont Geospatial Learning Lab: Using 21st Century Technologies to Support Innovative Teaching and Learning
C. Monica Capra, Economics; Samir Chatterjee & Galib Rustamov, Information Systems and Technology; Tahir Andrabi, Pomona: How the Timing and Source of Medical Feedback Information Affects Health Outcomes Among the Poor: A Behavioral Economics Approach
Charles Kerchner, Education; David Menefee-Libey, Pomona: Expanding Democratic Participation Through Public Affairs Journalism
DeLacy Ganley, Education; Nigel Boyle and Michelle Dymerski, Pitzer: Teacher Education induction program
DeLacy Ganley, Education; Tessa Hicks Peterson, Pitzer; Sergio Marin and Tomas F. Summers Sandoval, Jr., Pomona: Mentorship for Mentors (M4M)
DeLacy Ganley, Education; Tessa Hicks, Pitzer; Sergio Marin and Tomas F. Summers Sandoval, Jr., Pomona: Teaching for Social Change (T4SC), 2015 and 2016
DeLacy Ganley, Education: Tessa Hicks, Pitzer: The 2016 Academy's Professional Development Project
Eve Oishi, Cultural Studies, and Linda Perkins, Education, Applied Women's Studies, and History; Alexandra Juhaz, Pitzer; Audrey Bilger, CMC: Feminist/anti-racist digital humanities
Jason Siegel & William Crano, Psychology; Debra Mashek, HMC: Influencing people with depression to seek help: The overheard communication technique
Jean Schroedel, Politics & Policy; Andrew Busch and Kenneth P. Miller, CMC: Administering Elections: Assessing the Views of Local Election Officials
Jerry Grenard, Community & Global Health, Deanna Needell, CMC: Cluster Analysis and Compressed Sensing Applied to Health Behavior Data
Joshua Goode, History and Cultural Studies; Dipa Basu and Joe Parker, Pitzer; Lara Deeb and Susan Castagnetto, Scripps: Working group on the global impact of war on society
Joshua Tasoff, Economics; Ananda Ganguly, CMC: Intrinsic Preferences for Information
Kathy Pezdek, Psychology; Mark A. Costanzo & Tomoe Kanaya, CMC: Culture and cognition: Understanding the cross-race effect in face recognition memory for bicultural individuals
Melissa Rogers, Politics & Policy, Yelena Tuzova, Economics; Cameron A. Shelton, CMC: The Russian Political Economy: A Firm-level Investigation
Paul Zak, Jorge Barraza, Economics; Richard Lewis, Pomona: Why Trust an Algorithm? A New Research Program in Behavioral Neuroscience
Rebecca Reichard, Psychology; Ron Riggio, CMC: Assessing and developing everyday leaders: SIOP Foundation grant.
Rebecca Reichard, Psychology; Ronald Riggio, Claremont McKenna: Early to Mid-Life Predictors of Leader Development
Vincent Wimbush, Religion; Lako Tongun, Pitzer; Lara Deeb, Scripps: Scripturalizing the Human: Scriptures, Race, Gender, And Nation, A Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Project
Will Perez, Education; DeLacy Ganley, Education; Miriam Feldblum, Pomona; Anita Bradford Casavantes, University of California, Irvine: The "DREAMs EDUCATOR Certificate" Project: Creating a community of trained DREAMER advocates
William Perez, Education; Raymond Buriel, Pomona: Parent Socialization and Multilingualism Among Mexican Indigenous Families in the U.S.
Jorge Barraza, Economics. Feeling and Thinking in Charitable Giving
Tamir Bechor, Information Systems & Technology. Navigating Risks in the Era of Driverless Cars
Eric Bulson, English. Ulysses by Numbers
Monica Capra and Joshua Tasoff, Economics. Dread of Future Pains and the Consumption Utility of the Present
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura, Psychology. Attention and the Quality of Human Life
Joshua Goode, History and Cultural Studies. Spain's Neutral Holocaust: Memories of the Axis Alliance in Postwar Spain
Eunyoung Ha, Politics & Policy. Distributive Politics in the Era of Globalization
Brian Hilton and Gondy Leroy, Information Systems & Technology. Using Geographical Information Systems to Combine Structured Data and Unstructured Data from Text for Crime Analysis
Ruqayya Khan, Religion. Hafsa's Codex: An Alternative Introduction to the Qur'an
Yan Li, Information Systems & Technology. Continuing Medical Education Capacity Building for Nepal
David Luis-Brown, Cultural Studies and English. Blazing at Midnight: Slave Rebellion and Social Identity in Cuban and U.S. Culture
Wendy Martin, English. Archival research for a book, Understanding Sylvia Plath
Andrew Marx, Information Systems & Technology, and Melissa Rogers, Politics & Policy. The Changing Role of Place in Rural Economic Mobility: Economic Opportunity and Barriers to Opportunity in the Southwest over the last 25 Years
Patrick Mason, Religion. Apostle of Conservatism: Ezra Taft Benson and the Postwar American Right
Jennifer Merolla, Politics & Policy. Descriptive Representation and Its Effects on Political Engagement and Evaluations of Government
Hal Nelson & Heather Campbell, Politics & Policy. Disseminating Power Struggles Research and Improving Energy Infrastructure Project Siting Outcomes
Eve Oishi, Cultural Studies. To Identity and Beyond: Framing Asian American Studies through Contemporary Art and Theory
William Perez, Education. Socioeconomic and Civic Integration of Undocumented Young Adults: Examining the Impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Linda Perkins, Applied Women's Studies, Education Studies, Cultural Studies, and History. The Black Female "Talented Tenth": A History of Black Women and Higher Education, 1850-1965
Kathy Pezdek, Psychology. Is Memory for One's Original Perception of an Event Biased by Viewing a Video of the Event?
Kathy Pezdek, Psychology, with Alan Stacy and Paula Palmer, Community & Global Health and Psychology. Activating Autobiographical Memories to Reduce Smoking Relapse
Melissa Rogers, Politics & Policy. Regional Incidence of Redistributive Politics and Party Behavior, and Regional Disparity in the Developing World—Data Collection Project
Maritza Salazar, Psychology. Facilitating Creativity: The role of an integrating vision in temporally diverse multicultural teams
Lucrecia Santaibanez, Education. Development and Testing of a Pilot Induction Program for New Teachers of English Language Learners
Jean Schroedel, Politics & Policy. Evaluating the Voting Rights Act's Impact in Indian Country
Jason Siegel, Psychology. Honey vs. Vinegar: Are Negative or Positive Emotions Better Motivators of Organ Donor Registration Behavior?
Joshua Tasoff, Economics. A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing: Overconfidence and Capital Investments
Hovig Tchalian, Drucker. Movers and Shapers: Placement, Mediation and Influence in the Electric Vehicle Industry
Hovig Tchalian, Drucker. The (Staying) Power of Words: The Persistence of Social Cues in Institutional Vocabularies, 1975-2004