Research That Matters

At Claremont Graduate University, we undertake ambitious and innovative research that spans disciplinary boundaries and results in new ways of seeing and improving the world.

Claremont Graduate University is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as R2: Doctoral Research University, Higher Research Activity.


Research Resources

The Claremont Colleges Libraries

The Honnold/Mudd Library houses the main library collections for The Claremont Colleges. The collections in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences include nearly 2 million volumes and the library also has extensive holdings of journals, magazines, and newspapers, providing access to articles in over 70,000 periodicals.

Honnold/Mudd Library is a depository for publications issued by the United States government and has extensive holdings of publications from the State of California, Great Britain, the United Nations, and other international agencies. The Asian Library Collection at Honnold/Mudd has a large collection of Asian language materials. The library also holds extensive special collections.

The CUC Records Center houses most of the paper journals and a small percentage of books from the library collections. Claremont Colleges faculty, students, and staff may request materials for delivery in print or electronic format. In addition, students also have access to several nearby affiliated libraries: Denison Library, located on the Scripps College campus; the botanical and horticultural library of the California Botanic Garden; and the library at the Claremont School of Theology.

The library regularly conducts research workshops and provides reservable, graduate-only study spaces and lockers to store study materials. There are study spaces for research and learning for individuals as well as collaborative groups across The Claremont Colleges. The library provides access to course readings for all courses across the colleges.



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Sponsored Research

CGU is committed to improving society through research, and it’s getting noticed.

Over the last decade, we have averaged more than $8 million per year in sponsored research—from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, and more.

Other organizations and institutions funding CGU research include:

  • World Bank
  • The 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

We’re small in size but big in ideas. From information technology to public health, CGU faculty-scholars are leading practitioners who conduct meaningful, often trailblazing research in their fields. Check out our schools’ research pages for the latest projects:

Office of Research, Sponsored Programs & Grants

As the focal point for relationships with external sponsors, the Office of Research, Sponsored Programs & Grants (ORSPG) promotes the ethical conduct of research and helps seed local research initiatives through grants, contracts, fellowships, and cooperative agreements.

Learn more about the ORSPG