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Summer 2013 summer research group

Research: On-Campus

Research opportunities

At Calvin, you won't just sit in a classroom—you'll actually touch, see, smell, even chase everything you're learning about. In addition to the research you do in your biology classes, you have the opportunity to do research outside the classroom, assisting Calvin's top-notch biology professors with their projects.

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Recent research projects include:

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Summer research fellowships

A number of summer research fellowships are awarded to biology and other science division students each year. The fellowships are awarded to students after their first, second or third year at Calvin, with preference given to those interested in careers in science and/or science research.

Research involves ten weeks of work with a professor during the summer. A stipend of $3,700 is awarded, with additional funds for project supplies.

Paid research positions during the academic year

  • Ben JohnsonGreenhouse projects that support faculty research
  • Project assistants at West Michigan Regional Lab
  • Assist professors in the development of new laboratory components of biology courses

See the biology department office for more information on these opportunities.

Summer 2013

Twenty-seven biology students have research fellowships the summer of 2013. Read about their amazing projects.

Fellowship applications

Apply for a fellowship or learn more about summer research opportunities.

Note the summer research application deadline, mid- February, 2014.

Faculty research

Our faculty have strong research backgrounds and 78% have active research programs established.

Biology faculty are regularly awarded major national grants to support new research initiatives with students.