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 and Scholarship provides targeted assistance to researchers to find external funding opportunities, develop grant proposals, and manage grant funds.

This includes the preparation and submission of extramural proposals to Federal agencies and foundations to fund the scholarly and programmatic interests of the institution, and of its faculty, students and alumni. The unit houses the Office of Sponsored Programs, the institution’s internal research grants program, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the library, and the writing center.

Examples of Research Services

  • Technical support for faculty, students and alumni
  • Liaison with federal agencies and Associations related to Fielding’s mission, vision and academic programs

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