The following information applies to 2016-2018 Calvin Student Research Fellows

CSRF Benefits

  • Paid research assistantship – work with a Calvin professor or at one of the college’s research centers and earn a stipend (for up to 400 hours of work).
  • Travel voucher for a Calvin off-campus program – receive $1000 for a semester program, $800 for an interim program.
  • Research-related travel funds – be reimbursed for up to $500 of travel expenses (e.g., travel to an academic conference or off-campus research site).

Applications for each CSRF benefit can be found in the box at the right.

Finding a Research Mentor

Summer Research Programs

Science Division Summer Research Fellowships

Students partner with faculty to conduct research in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology/geography, mathematics/statistics, nursing, physics/astronomy, and psychology. In the summer of 2019, 98 students worked with 36 Calvin professors on 58 research projects.

Application Process:

  • February 7 – research positions posted, student/faculty interviews begin
  • February 20 – student applications due
  • March 20 – positions announced

McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Students conduct research with faculty mentors in the humanities and social sciences. Weekly meetings with all fellows develop research skills. 15-20 fellowships are awarded each year.

Application Process:

  • February 4 – research positions posted
  • March 3 – student applications due
  • March 20 – positions announced
Centers and Institutes

Clean Water Institute

Put your learning to work and bring the most vital resource to the world's neediest communities. Study real-world problems related to clean water off-campus while providing real-world solutions.

Henry Institute/Civitas Lab

The Civitas Lab is a research incubator at the Henry Institute. Every year, 8-12 students known as the Civitas Scholars partner with Calvin professors to explore the public role of faith through discipline-based research. The students also build a research community by meeting together regularly to discuss their work, share project insights and challenges, and divide labor when necessary. (academic year and summer research)