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Faculty Scholarship

Hope College strives to support faculty scholarship and student-faculty collaborative research. These programs support that endeavor.

For information on training resources and approval processes (including CITI approval, Human Subject Review Board and Hope College Animal Care and Use) see the Training and Approval section of the website.

Hope College Financial Support for Scholarship and Research


  • Nyenhuis Faculty Development Grants (due early January)
  • Towsley Research Scholars Program for third-year faculty (due first Monday of October)
  • Haworth Fund for the Study of Markets and Morality (due December 3 to Dr. Estelle)
    • Includes student and faculty stipended for summer research as well as a travel budget for presenting research over the following school year
    • Proposals will be accepted from all disciplines and should examine questions at the intersection of morality and markets
    • Contact Dr. Estelle for more information
  • Frost Center Fellowship (due by the beginning of January to the Frost Center for Data and Research)
  • NCUR Conference

Natural and Applied Sciences

  • One summer student stipend per department. Due late March/early April from chair to NAS dean
  • Divisional travel funds: due first Friday in September to chair
  • Dow Scholars: Eight first-year students in chemistry and biochemistry. Due February 1 from chair to associate dean of research and scholarship

Social Sciences

  • Dean's Global Travel Award. Due November 1
  • Frost Center Grants for student collaborators. Due February
  • Divisional travel funds
  • Ruch Fellows grants (selected by the economics and business chair and the dean of social sciences)

Arts and Humanities


  • Writing camps (summer)
  • GLCA Global Crossroads program - New Directions in Global Scholarship: Due February 20, April 10, August 14 to Dede Johnston
Office of Sponsored Research and Programs Funding Opportunities

Receive support with your grant writing through the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs. Support begins with identifying opportunities and continues through submissions, including creating budgets, editing the proposal and ensuring compliance with grant guidelines. Hope College faculty have successfully received grants from a number of prestigious organizations, including:

  • National Science Foundation - Major Research Instrumentation
  • National Science Foundation - Faculty Early Career Development Program
  • National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • National Science Foundation - Research in Undergraduate Institutions
  • National Institutes of Health - Academic Research Enhancement Award
  • National Endowment for the Humanities - Collaborative Research Awards
  • John Templeton Foundation Grant Programs
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium Grant Programs
  • Fulbright Scholar Program
  • Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • Michigan Humanities Council
Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP)

The Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP) is used to advertise summer student-faculty collaborative research opportunities and hire summer research students. SHARP serves all academic divisions. SHARP has two major components:

  1. A database and application software system (the SHARP Application System), which provides a common place for students to apply for summer research experiences. It also streamlines the logistic components of hosting summer research students by department office managers, human resources, campus safety and housing.
  2. Summer programming such as ethics training, ice cream socials and divisional opportunities to present research.
Council on Undergraduate Research

Hope College is recognized not only for the extent and quality of undergraduate research, but also for our national leadership in promoting undergraduate research for student learning, personal development and successful outcomes. Hope faculty were among the founding members the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in the 1980s.

Hope College has an enhanced institutional membership to CUR, so every Hope faculty member in any division is eligible for free membership to CUR. CUR membership provides several benefits, as outlined on the Hope College CUR website.

Related Programs at Hope College

The following internal programs provide support to faculty research and scholarship:

Research & Scholarship Lending Library

The Office of Research and Scholarship has several publications available to faculty and staff. Drop by Schaap 3107 or email the office program manager to borrow any of these titles.

Undergraduate Research and Student Experience

  • Behling, L. L. (Ed.). (2009). Reading, writing, & research: Undergraduate students as scholars in literacy studies. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Boyd, M. K. & Wesemann, J. L. (2009). Broadening participation in undergraduate research: Fostering excellence and enhancing the impact. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Brown, C. L. & Bergren, M. (Eds.) Amgen scholars: Best practices in summer undergraduate research programs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Finley, A., & McNair, T. (2013). Assessing underserved students' engagement in high-impact practices. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.
  • Hakim, T. M. (2000). How to develop and administer institutional undergraduate research programs. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Hensel, N. (Ed.). (2012). Characteristics of excellence in undergraduate research (COEUR). Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Hensel, N. H., & Paul, E. L. (Eds.). (2012). Faculty support and undergraduate research: Innovations in faculty role definition, workload, and reward. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Hope College Mellon Scholars program handbook. (2017). Holland, MI: Hope College.
  • Karukstis, K. K., & Elgren, T. E. (Eds.). (2007). Developing & sustaining a research-supportive curriculum: A compendium of successful practicesWashington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Kinkead, J., & Blokus, L. (2012). Undergraduate research offices & programs: models & practices. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research. 
  • Kinkead, J. (2010). Advancing undergraduate research: Marketing, communications, and fundraisingWashington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research. 
  • Klos, N.Y., Shanahan, J. O., & Young, G. (Eds.). (2011). Creative inquiry in the arts & humanities: Models of undergraduate research. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Lopatto, D. (2010). Science in solution: The impact of undergraduate research on student learningWashington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research, & Tucson, AZ: Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
  • Vandermaas-Peeler, M., Miller, P.C., Moore, J.L. (Eds.). (2018). Excellence in mentoring undergraduate research. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.
  • Temple, L., Sibley, T., & Orr, A. (2010). How to mentor undergraduate researchersWashington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research. 

Animal Care and Use

  • Greer, W. G., & Banks, R. E. (2016). The IACUC administrator's guide to animal program management.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • National Research Council (2010). Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals (8th ed.). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  • Petrie, W. K. & Wallace, S. L. (Eds.). (2015). The care and feeding of an IACUC: The organization and management of an institutional animal care and use committee. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Silverman, J., Suckow, M., &  Murthy, S. (Eds.). (2014). The IACUC handbook (3rd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Instiutional Review Board

  • Whitney, S. N. (2016). Balanced ethics review: A guide for institutional review board members. New York, NY: Springer.


  • Bernstein-Sierra, S., & Kezar, A. (Eds.). (2017). New Directions for Higher Education: Vol. 177. Intellectual property, faculty rights and the public good. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Greer, S. C. (2017). Elements of ethics for physical scientists. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Kiel, D. (2019). Developing faculty mentoring programs: A comprehensive handbook. Denver, CO: Academic Impressions.
  • van Heest, V. (ed.). (2009). A century of science excellence at Hope College. Holland, MI: Hope College.
Past Faculty Publications

The library maintains faculty scholarship records. Information from the past few decades is available online.

Faith and Scholarship Series
Each week of the summer different perspectives from across campus are presented on the intersection of faith and scholarship. Visit the Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series webpage for more information. Open to all students, faculty and staff at Hope College.