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Student Research Funding Opportunities

Student Research Opportunities at Calvin

Student Research

Geology, Geography and Enrironmental Studies Outside the Classroom: Student/Faculty Research
During the summer, a number of highly-motivated GEO students work alongside faculty on research projects. Topics relate to faculty areas of research, with recent projects including the geography of Eritrea, mapping terrorism threat, and investigating coastal dunes. Positionsinclude a $3,700 stipend for 10 weeks of summer research. The positions are funded through the Science Division Summer Research Program. McGregor Undergraduate Research Program, and research grants to faculty.

Paul Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity & Politics
The Henry Institute offers academic year research opportunities for Calvin College undergraduate students to pursue research projects in cooperation with Institute faculty.

McGregor Summer Research Fellowships
McGregor fellowships have been established to support collaborative student-faculty research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Funding is available for both the student and the faculty mentor.

Science Division Summer Student Research Fellowships
Calvin's Science Division offers student/faculty summer research fellowships for scientific research. Funds from a variety of sources support enhancing and expanding inquiry-based learning opportunities for undergraduate students in the sciences.


Other Student Research/Funding Resources:

American Psychological Association (APA) Resources for Student Research
APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships, awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare. is a resource to find and apply for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.

Grants Net
Since its launch in 1998, GrantsNet has grown to become one of the Web's most widely used sources of information for future scientists. More than 80,000 users have registered to use its extensive database of fellowships and grants, links to the Web sites and online applications of funders and tips on applying for grants.

NIST's SURF Program
The National Institute of Standards & Technology's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program allows students to spend 10 or 12 weeks researching a project in line with their educational interests under the supervision of NIST scientists.

National Institutes of Health
This site includes information on various programs through the NIH, such as: Summer Biomedical Research Internships, and Summer Research in Medical/Dental School

NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

NASA Education Programs
The two main goals of NASA's education program are to "inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" by supporting education in the Nation's schools and to "engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery" by supporting informal education and public outreach efforts.

The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences
This program provides 25 outstanding undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research in the disciplines that comprise the plasma sciences in general and fusion research in particular.
Information on discounted travel (flights, rail, hostels) only available for students.