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.

2022 McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Faculty Mentor Project Title
Abigail Lanham and Benjamin Honeyford Mark Bjelland, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies The Revitalized Rust Belt
Ashlyn Franklin and Nathanael Kastner Kevin den Dulk, Political Science; Jason VanHorn, Geology, Geography, and Environment Restorative Justice for Returning Citizens: A Mapping Project
Kara Aardema and Haley Prell Kristin Du Mez, Historical Studies Live, Laugh, Love: A Cultural History of White Christian Womanhood
Gabby Freshly and Natalie Sytsma Craig Hanson, Visual and Performing Arts Calvin's Knollcrest Campus: A Fifty-Year Celebration, 1973-2023
Ethan Meyers Doug Koopman, Political Science Indispensable Supports: Religion, Public Morality, and Politics in American Culture
Aaron Toth Sung Soo Lim, Economics Optimism and Economic Decisions
Tianrong Lin and Anastasia Watson Matthew Lundberg, Religion Justice, Vocation, Kingdom of God, and Sabbath: New Course Development for "Reflecting Faith: Resources for Christians in the Academy"
Matthew Chandra Clair Mesick, Religion Social Justice and Public Health in the Bible