For generations, Fielding faculty, students, and alumni have known that research is not an end in itself, but that it serves a broader purpose.

Tested, applied, and used for broader application, Fielding research tackles the tough societal problems all around us. We ask big, broad, and complex questions—because it is bold scholarship that makes a positive social difference.

In 2019, a few of the projects our faculty and students are researching involve investigating risk and protective factors related to sexual assault in the military; the influence of the film Black Panther on youth of color, and the influence of educational materials on support for marijuana legalization.

New knowledge for practical application is the Fielding difference.

Office of Research & Scholarship

The Office of Research and Scholarship, under the Office of the Provost, leads research efforts at Fielding Graduate University. Faculty, students, and alumni work with this office to develop, promote, and fund their research.

The Office of Research & Scholarship encompasses the institution’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Library, and Writing Support Services.  It works in conjunction with academic programs and administrative offices to help facilitate student research training and support the doctoral dissertation research process.

The Office of Research & Scholarship also provides opportunities for students to prepare and present their research through institutional poster sessions and funds for external research presentations.

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides technical grant writing support to faculty and students to prepare and submit proposals to governmental agencies and foundations to fund the scholarly and programmatic interests of the institution, and of its faculty, students and alumni. It also helps faculty manage external grants, and serves as a liaison with federal agencies and associations related to Fielding’s mission, vision and academic programs.

Through the Office of Sponsored Programs, support for faculty research includes the institution’s internal research grants program designed to provide seed funding for developing research projects that can attract external funding. Faculty who receive awards through this program receive targeted assistance to find external funding opportunities and develop their projects into grant proposals.

Community Action Research

Kettering Foundation and A Race Relations Study: In partnership with the Kettering Foundation, Fielding researchers are examining race relations in the United States. The outcomes of this work will be used to create a National Issues Forum Issue Guide for use in nationwide classrooms and communities.

Irvine Foundation: With a two-year grant from the Irvine Foundation, Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation researchers designed a curriculum for professionals in the fields of program evaluation and organizational development that would integrated their skills in support of leadership and system change.

Faculty Spotlight

Tiffany Field, PhD

Dr. Field conducts research funded by NIH, March of Dimes, and several corporations on the effects of alternative therapies such as massage therapy on various medical and psychological conditions.

Learn More About Dr. Field