Students

Our philosophy

We empower our fellows to discover, develop, and deploy their unique abilities in a setting that encourages them to make meaningful contributions to today’s most pressing challenges.

In fact, we engage our students on every project we produce, and many of our papers are co-authored by our student fellows.

Learn by doing:

From your first day with us, you will be fully integrated into our research process. No one learned to ride a bike by watching others, and we don’t expect you to learn research that way, either.

In addition to working alongside our worldwide network of distinguished researchers, we will create opportunities for you to develop the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in business, public policy, government, and academia.

Individualized learning experiences:

You cannot discover, develop, and deploy your unique abilities through a one-size-fits-all model. This is why we have crafted individualized experiences that are tailored to your needs and interests. We will help you assess where you are and what you need to succeed, and then create a mix of one-on-one trainings, hands-on experiences, and small-group workshops to learn the latest research techniques.

Our fellowships

CGO Undergraduate Research Fellowship

This is an opportunity for students in the Huntsman School of Business to participate in life-changing, timely, and policy-relevant research while working to complete an undergraduate degree. Fellows receive funding of $3,000 per semester.

CGO fellowships begin in August and conclude at the end of the following spring semester. Fellowships can be renewed until the completion of the required courses for a student’s degree.

Click here to apply for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship

CGO Graduate Research Fellowship

This is an opportunity available to students pursuing a master’s degree in the Huntsman School of Business. CGO graduate fellows receive funding equal to full in-state plus differential tuition. Qualified nonresident students are eligible to receive full tuition funding via a non-resident tuition waiver.

CGO fellowships begin in August and conclude the last day of the following spring semester. CGO fellowships can be renewed until the completion of the required courses for a student’s degree.

Click here to apply for the Graduate Research Fellowship

Amy Rees Anderson Academic Entrepreneurs

This is a research fellowship program for female Huntsman School students who are interested in careers related to higher education, academia, business, or public policy. Fellows receive funding of $3,000 per semester.

In addition to the standard fellowship opportunities offered by the CGO, ARA fellows take part in professional development training and receive personal mentorship with Amy Rees Anderson.

About Amy Rees Anderson

Click here to apply for the ARA Fellowship

Koch Scholars Program

This program instills undergraduate students with an appreciation for constructive dialogue—and for the literature and ideas that inspire such discussion. Accepted applicants will be challenged to think critically.

Over the course of a semester, a cohort of 15 students will meet weekly over dinner to discuss one of the assigned books. Koch Scholars can expect to read as many as 15 books in preparation for and during the semester.

Participants receive a $1,000 stipend and all books/reading materials. We encourage any undergraduate Aggie to apply.

Click here to apply for the Koch Scholars Program

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In this research-in-focus piece, authors Jennifer Morales and Megan Hansen review the existing literature that measures the economic impacts of various types of federal land on nearby communities and provide a framework for research going forward.