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Faculty research and development

Vision & Priorities: Faculty Research & Development

The college exceeded its goals, raising $22.3 million for scholarships and financial aid while raising $25.6 million for faculty research and development.

Chairs, Programs, and Institutes

Name
Asian Studies - NEH Challenge Grant
Barbara Sluiter Library Resources Acquisitions Fund
Henry and Ruth Baron Family Endowment for Faith and Writing
N H Beversluis Forum
Donald Bouma Lecture Series Endowment
Brummel Chair in Organic Chemistry
Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW)
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) Continuing Education Fund
Center for Excellence and Innovation in Business
Center for Global Engagement
James and Judith Chambery Chair in Business Ethics
China Exchange Fund Endowment
Computer Science Hardware Endowment
Arthur H. De Kruyter Chair in Faith and Communication
Dean of the Chapel
Doc De Vries Endowment
Engineering Department Endowment Fund
Faculty Research Endowment
Faith and International Development Conference (FIDC)
Festival of Faith and Writing Student
Hekman Library Acquisitions Gifts
Paul B Henry Chair
David and Shirley Hubers Asian Studies Program
William H. Jellema Chair
William H Jellema Lectureship Endowment
Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning
Library Acquisition Endowment
Library Books Endowment Fund
Loaves and Fishes Fund
Frederik Meijer Chair in Dutch Language and Culture
Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity
Doug and Lois Nagel Family Disability Fund
Tom and Greta Newhof Environmental Engineering Chair
Marian Petersen Nursing Research Fund
Philosophy Summer Institute Endowment
Professor Don Pruis (Rule of Law) Endowment
Science Division Summer Research Program
Self-Renewal Endowment
William Spoelhof Memorial Fund
Stoub Disabilities Counselor Endowment
John J. Timmerman Faculty Research and Development Fund
Tinholt Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence
Van Lunen Center Endowment
Ruth and Katherine Vanden Berg Music Instrument Fund
John and Louise Wagner/Vanderwagen Fund
Young Authors Festival

Fellowships

Name Designation
Dr. Daniel J. Visser Student Research Fellowship in the Medical Sciences Student Science Research Fellowship
Jansma Student Research Fellowship in the Sciences Student Science Research Fellowship
Rozema Science Research Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship
Davis Young Research Fellowship in Geology Student Science Research Fellowship - Geology
Jack and Lois Kuipers Mathematics Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship - Mathematics
Pfizer Student Research Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship
Enno Wolthuis Student Research Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship
Gerstacker Student Research Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship
William H. and Celia I. Dornbush DeVries Family Research Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship
Boertje Family Research Fellowship Student Science Research Fellowship
Henry and Peggy Tazelaar Summer Student Research Fellowship Student Research Fellowship in the Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences
Fritz and Carol Rottman Biology Fellowship Currently Funded Biology Fellowship
Camp Tall Turf Nursing Fellowship Currently Funded Science Fellowship
Luke and Pauline Schaap Summer Research Fellowship Currently Funded Science Fellowship
Alumni Summer Research Fellowship in Business, Economics, and/or Asian Studies Student Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Max and Carol Van Wyk Student-Faculty Research Fund in the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
McGregor Foundation Student Research Fellowship Student Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Jansma Student Research Fellowship in Business Student Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Clarence and Marian Huizenga Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Dan and Gertrude Vos Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Westerbeek Family Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Isaac and Betty Williamson Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Eelkema Family Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Andy and Carrol Dykema Jubilee Program Support Church Leadership Development
Charles and Eleanor Rycenga Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Dale and Marcia Cooper Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Dale and Liz Deppe Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Tos Jubilee Fellowship Church Leadership Development
Roger DeKock Faculty Research Fellowship Faculty Research Fellowship
William Spoelhof Memorial Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship
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Calvin needs to attract and retain exceptional faculty who further the college's mission.

Calvin professors are excellent teachers, exceptional scholars, gifted researchers and engaged mentors. Faculty at Calvin enjoy the relationships they build with students and take seriously their role in shaping student lives. Their work is a critical component in Calvin’s mission.

And while teaching, as former Calvin provost Joel Carpenter said, is “job one,” the faculty’s teaching is invigorated and enhanced by its scholarly work and research activities, pursuits that in turn provide numerous benefits to students who work alongside faculty. Professors are eager to share the joy of discovery at the lab bench or the byline in an academic journal. Indeed, Calvin offers students the caliber of research opportunities typically found in major universities.

This careful, scholarly mentoring by Calvin faculty is a key reason that Calvin graduates consistently enter the top graduate programs in their chosen fields and find good jobs directly out of college.

But Calvin needs to offer more of its professors opportunities for funded scholarship and research, which in turn provide invaluable experiences for students. The faculty research and development component of the Campaign for Calvin will position the college to expand such opportunities for years to come.

Calvin faculty produce significant research and scholarship:

Calvin faculty produce significant research and scholarship