/ Frost Center for Data and Research


Frost Center professional staff lead research design, data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings for both Hope College and our community research partners.

They hold graduate credentials in the social sciences providing a breadth of data and research experience, knowledge and skills.

Contact us at 616.395.7556 or via email frostcenter@hope.edu.


Frost Center Fellows

Frost Center Fellowship

Frost Center for Data and Research offers a research fellowship for Hope College faculty members. Frost Center Fellows complete their social science research, or interdisciplinary research connected with a social science, while supporting the center with data analysis, research design, participation in Hope College and community-based research, or other data and research activities applicable to the fellow’s expertise.

Fellowships are awarded for one or two concurrent semesters and provide:

  1. Course release commensurate with the plan of work
  2. $2,000 in research funding from the McGregor Fund
  3. Support from Frost Center Research Assistants

Eligible applicants include Hope College tenured or tenure-track faculty members and faculty not on a tenure-track with at least four consecutive years in a (non-visiting) faculty contract.

Fellowship proposals are welcomed by January 12 for the 2024–25 academic year.

Information about the Frost Center Fellowship

Scientific Advisory Board

Research Assistants

Providing students with community-based research opportunities is central to the Frost Center mission and reflects the work of Dr. Carl Frost. Each year a team of research assistants gains applied experience as they work with our professional staff to complete Hope College and community partner projects.

How to Become a Student Research Assistant

Interested in data or research? Frost Center Research Assistants are directly involved with survey development and administration, data collection, analysis, creating data dashboards and other projects that support the Frost Center mission. Student Research Assistants work 8 or more hours each week in partnership with our professional staff working on:

  • Survey design in Qualtrics
  • Data cleaning and organization
  • Summary statistics and quantitative analysis using SPSS
  • Qualitative data content analysis and coding
  • Updating and maintaining accuracy of records in the Assessment Portal
  • Creating data dashboards in Tableau

If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing or would like to learn more, contact us at frostcenter@hope.edu or view the Research Assistant position description.