This is a list of resources that provide funding to Calvin students for research.

Internal funding

faculty application deadline - end of January, student application deadline - end of February
McGregor fellowships have been established to support collaborative student-faculty research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Funding is available for both the student and the faculty mentor. More information 

faculty project proposal deadline - early February, student application deadline - mid-February
Calvin's Science Division offers student/faculty summer research fellowships for scientific research. Funds from a variety of sources support enhancing and expanding inquiry-based learning opportunities for undergraduate students in the sciences. More information

faculty application deadline - open
The Dean for Research and Scholarship administers this fund to defray the cost of undergraduates who are scheduled to present work completed under a faculty-supervised research/scholarship project, for which budgets are insufficient to cover the cost. The sponsoring faculty member must fill out the application for the traveling student. More information

application deadline - April 20
The Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics awards are given to Calvin College faculty members for research projects, with the funding utilized to engage Calvin student fellows to work in collaboration with the faculty member on a particular research endeavor related to the Christian faith and public life. More information

External funding resources

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Resources for Student Research APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships, awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare.
  • Grants.gov Grants.gov is a resource to find and apply for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.
  • Grants Net Since its launch in 1998, GrantsNet has grown to become one of the Web's most widely used sources of information for future scientists. More than 80,000 users have registered to use its extensive database of fellowships and grants, links to the Web sites and online applications of funders and tips on applying for grants.
  • NIST's SURF Program The National Institute of Standards & Technology's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program allows students to spend 10 or 12 weeks researching a project in line with their educational interests under the supervision of NIST scientists.
  • National Institutes of Health This site includes information on various programs through the NIH, such as: Summer Biomedical Research Internships, and Summer Research in Medical/Dental School.
  • NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • NASA Education Programs The two main goals of NASA's education program are to "inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" by supporting education in the Nation's schools and to "engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery" by supporting informal education and public outreach efforts.
  • The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences This program provides 25 outstanding undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research in the disciplines that comprise the plasma sciences in general and fusion research in particular.
  • studentuniverse.com Information on discounted travel (flights, rail, hostels) only available for students.