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.

2020 McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Faculty Mentor Project Title
Emma McCallion Abraham Ceballos-Zapata, Spanish Future Visions in Language Pedagogy: Conversations on Artificial Intelligence between Language Educators and Computer Scientists
Peter Olson and Yejae Kim Kevin den Dulk, Political Science; Jason VanHorn, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Restorative Justice for Returning Citizens: A Mapping Project
Kate DeHaan Kristine Johnson, English Writer Identity in Transition
Adelaide Nyanyo Sung Soo Lim, Economics Poverty trap in developing countries: Prolonged illness and household debt
Elias Jesus Mark Mulder, Sociology Rustbelt Religion: Rural Consciousness, Politics, and Religious Identity
Neil Sutherland Darrell Rohl, History ArchaeoSQL: Data Modeling and Relational Database Development for Archaeological Research
Caleb Ackerman Samuel Smartt, Communication Luminous Feature Documentary Distribution
Ellen Jones Stephen Staggs, History Members Only: Race & Religion in the Reformed Protestant Dutch Churches in New York and New Jersey, 1772-1827
Maggie Backus Dwight TenHuisen, Spanish A Spanish Colonial Filipino Manuscript: Creating an English Translation and a Critical Edition
Saara Spitzer James Turner, Mathematics and Statistics; Laura Smit, Religion Thinking Beautifully: Developing Multi-Disciplinary Christian Scholarship through the Lens of Beauty