In 1998, Calvin College received a grant from the Detroit-based McGregor Fund to establish a program of student fellowships for summer research with faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The resulting McGregor Fellowship program has funded collaborative student-faculty research since 1999. Although the original McGregor investment has been exhausted, the program operates with the generous support of private donors and continues to attract Calvin's "best and brightest" students and faculty to collaborative research projects.

2017 McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Faculty Mentor Project Title
Jamison Koeman Kristen Alford, Social Work Water and Health: Contextualizing and Evaluating Water Filter Distribution in Liberia (Phase 1)
Isabelle Selles Jeffrey Bouman, Service Learning Measuring the Long-Term Effects of Service-Learning on Calvin College Alumni 
Kelly Looman, Joshua Parks and Kathryn Post Kristin Du Mez, History Religious and Political Polarization in America: A History in 2 (or 3) Parts
Hannah Butler Kristine Johnson, English Assessing Second Language Writers and Writing
Erica Buursma Mark Mulder, Sociology The Perfection of Religious Innovation: Robert Schuller and the Crystal Cathedral Ministries
Janneke Cole Ron Sjoerdsma, Education Preparing Curriculum for a new Christian School in Liberia, West Africa
Joel Riddering Sam Smartt, Communication Arts and Sciences Editing and Story Development for Feature Documentary
Kaitlyn Eekhoff Kevin Timpe, Philosophy Well-being, Agency, and Disability
Matthew Seafield Joel Westra, Political Science Shaping International Security Order: Global Security Governance in a Changing World
James Owens and Marissa Smits Roman Williams, Sociology Visual Sociology on an Urban Farm