In 1998, Calvin University 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.

2021 McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Faculty Mentor Project Title
Katie Rosendale and Lydia Walls Kristen Alford, Social Work Evaluating a Long-Term Filter Distribution Project in Liberia
Madelyn Vander Veen Mark Bjelland, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies The Post-Industrial City and What Was Left Behind
Amy Miller Elizabeth Byma, Nursing Using Arts and Humanities to Enhance Baccalaureate Nursing Education
Ashlyn Franklin, Nathanael Kastner, and Anna Thede Kevin den Dulk, Political Science; Jason VanHorn, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Restorative Justice for Returning Citizens: A Mapping Project
Kara Aardema, Tiffany Kajiwara, and Michelle Merritt Kristin Du Mez, Historical Studies Live, Laugh, Love: A Cultural History of White Christian Womanhood
Gabrielle Eisma Jennifer Hoag, Visual and Performing Arts Art Production and the Natural World
Abigail Ham and Jihoon Hong Doug Koopman, Political Science American Religion and Its Contribution to Political Culture
Michaela Giovanelli Sung Soo Lim, Economics Optimism and Economic Decisions