Now calling for McGregor faculty proposals for summer 2014!
McGregor-funded projects in News & Stories:
2010 - The Forgotten Woman's Bible
2010 - Researching race in GR
The McGregor Program process:
Faculty proposals are due January 26, 2014. A selection committee comprised of deans and representatives from the honors program will decide on the set of faculty projects to be funded. (The selected faculty will be designated as McGregor Faculty Mentors and will receive a stipend of $1000 each.) If student travel is anticipated, please also consider applying for an Alumni Grant.
NOTE for Faculty mentors: As you consider encouraging a student (or students) to apply for your project, please read through the Guide for Faculty Mentors in Undergraduate Research.
Descriptions of the selected projects, along with application forms, will be posted online for the students by February 1.
Student applications are due February 16, 2014. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Individual students may not apply to more than three projects. McGregor Student Fellows will earn a stipend of $3,300 for nine weeks of full-time work. Each student is expected to present research results at a professional presentation determined by the faculty mentor and student fellow.
Each McGregor Faculty Mentor will review the applications submitted for her/his project and will select a student awardee and two alternates. The dean for research and scholarship will meet with the McGregor Faculty Mentors and the project selection committee in early March to approve the final student awardees. This meeting will also be an initial orientation meeting for the group and a time for the McGregor Director, Steve McMullen, to make announcements and answer questions.
Fellowships will be announced before spring break.
Summer Schedule: Between June 2 and August 1, 2014 McGregor scholars and their faculty mentors will work closely together on their specific projects. In addition, scholars will attend twice-weekly lunchtime seminars. The Monday series (led by the McGregor faculty mentors) is designed to introduce students to the life of a scholar, ranging from what to expect in graduate school, to the meaning of Christian scholarship, to specific research methodologies. On Wednesdays, students will meet with director Steve McMullen for an informal discussion of readings related to Christian life in the academy. Faculty mentors are encouraged to join these discussions. There will be also be a couple of social events for students and faculty over the course of the summer.
McGregor program director responsibilities