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.

2019 McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Faculty Mentor Project Title
Hallie Miller Kristen Alford, Social Work Water and Health: Contextualizing and Evaluating Water Filter Distribution in Liberia (Phase 3)
Evalyn Pelfrey and Rylan Shewmaker Mark Bjelland, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Post-Industrial Places: The New Inner City and What Was Left Behind
Jason Entingh, Liam Ferraby, and Jennifer Randall Kevin den Dulk, Political Science Restorative Justice for Returning Citizens: A Mapping Project
Kendall Nash Becky Haney, Economics Shaken, not Stirred: Examining Economic Resilience in the Face of Demand Shocks
Robert Lang Maria Lam, Business Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
Esther Baidoo Sung Soo Lim, Economics The Human Mind and Economic Decisions in Developing Countries: What We Know and What We Don't
Karolyn DeKam Mark Mulder, Sociology Rustbelt Religion: Rural Consciousness, Politics, and Religious Identity
Diederick Reitsma David Noe, Classics Research on 16th and 17th Century Theological Latin Theological and Philosophical Works
Annake VandeBrake Sam Smartt, Communication Arts and Sciences Luminous Documentary and Educational Outreach Project
Kate Poortenga Laura Smit, Religion Beautiful Theology
Lauren Cole and Garrett Strpko Kristin Du Mez, History; Debra Rienstra, English; Kevin Timpe, Philosophy Beyond the University, Public Scholarship and Social Engagement
Sam Poortenga Joel Westra, Political Science Shaping the International Security Order: Global Security Governance in a Changing World