Campus Grants


As a valuable member service, we offer a wide variety of grant opportunities for CCCU campuses.

Networking Grants for Christian Scholars

NEW in 2020: The CCCU is pleased to announce that the generous gift from Christian Community Credit Union, building upon the long-term commitment and generous endowment of Walter and Darlene Hansen, in memory of his parents, Ken and Jean Hansen, has enabled an increase in the size and number of grants available.

Networking Grants for Christian Scholars were created to encourage collaborative scholarship among faculty serving at our institutions and to connect these faculty with broader networks of scholars and professionals. The program’s goal is to create and disseminate high-quality scholarship that brings Christian voices into contemporary academic conversations.

Applicants may choose from two options:

Planning Grants: Up to three one-year grants of up to $5,000 to networking teams to plan research projects.

Initiative Grants: Up to three three-year grants of up to $30,000 to networking teams to implement research projects

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Immigration Programming Grants

Programming grants are available to CCCU institutions who participated in the Immigration Summits hosted in 2020 at Bethel University (IN) or Vanguard University. Eligible institutions can receive a grant for $1,000 to implement immigration-focused programming on campus. This grant will require an institution to host four immigration events in total: two campus-wide events and two smaller student-led events. All events must be hosted in Fall 2020 and will require follow up reporting. If interested in applying, please email Jeff Carlson, Government Relations & Immigration Fellow,

Prison Education

With the support of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the CCCU was honored to host a full day meeting in July 2019 for member institutions engaged in or interested in pursuing prison education. This initial meeting led to the creation of the CCCU Prison Education Task Force. The task force gathers together on a monthly conference call to brainstorm ideas for future grant funding and events. Please email Joanna Barnhouse, Director of Development,, for more information.

Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II 2017-2019

Organized and implemented by Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), our UK subsidiary, the Bridging the Two Cultures seminar is a significant opportunity for up to 25 early- to mid-level career faculty members from around the world to experience an enhanced summer program at Oxford that is aimed at developing interdisciplinary skills in science and religion, as well as growth in research and student-focused activities on participants’ home campuses.

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Dellenback Fellowship

The Dellenback Fellowship is designed to support the long-term viability of Christ-centered higher education on campuses outside of North America. The program connects experienced academic administrators who have an interest in developing Christian higher education abroad with CCCU international affiliates who request assistance.

Past Fellows have traveled to Bolivia, Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya, Korea, Russia, Taiwan and Uganda.

The Dellenback Fellowship funds travel to and from the host institution.  Institutions that host a Dellenback Fellow are expected to cover all on-ground costs for the Fellow while that individual is providing service to the institution.

Stan Rosenberg, CCCU’s vice president for research and scholarship, administers the program.


Those who are interested in learning more about the Dellenback Fellowship can contact Nita Stemmler, CCCU’s program consultant, at

This is an open call for applications.  No deadline for requests exists.  Review of requests began on June 1, 2016 and is ongoing.  Additional requests will continue to be considered as long as supporting funds remain.

Institutions interested in hosting a Dellenback Fellow, please complete the online request form.

Past Grants

Economic Impact Studies

America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) provided funding to support CCCU institutions in pursuing institution-specific economic impact reports through eConcult Solutions. This is a part of a larger, groundbreaking study conducted on the “National Economic Impact of Christian Higher Education.” The following CCCU institutions have received eConsult grants: Anderson University, Lee University, Simpson University, and Asbury University.

National Economic Impact