Kielstra Center for Research and Grants


In keeping with the mission of Dordt University "to equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life," the Kielstra Center for Research and Grants seeks to provide faculty with expanded resources for innovative scholarly activities rooted in a deeply reformed Christian context. These activities prepare faculty for opportunities of discovery, teaching, learning, application, and integrated research.


  • Build a network of enthusiastic scholars and resource partners among Dordt University faculty, constituent stakeholders, and beyond.
  • Establish structured undergraduate mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities that are directly linked to the university's curriculum.
  • Foster continued excitement and cultivate a rigorous environment around research and scholarship within the university's curriculum.
  • Prepare students for a lifetime of creative thinking via a research incubator.
  • Expand the university's exploration of integral reformed thought and learning practices through faculty-led research projects.
  • Provide faculty resources and training within the regional, national, and international community to engage in innovative research practices.
  • Guide faculty, students, and alumni in the process of grant writing for scholarly projects

Pro Rege

Introduced in 1972, Pro Rege is a quarterly publication of the faculty of Dordt University.

The name is a Latin phrase meaning "for the King" and expresses the journal's purpose:

  • To proclaim Christ's kingship over the sphere of education and scholarship;
  • Explore topics relevant to Reformed Christian education;
  • And to inform the Christian community regarding Dordt's continuing response to its educational task.

A complete archive of Pro Rege issues is available through Digital Collections @ Dordt. Use the blue "follow" button to be notified when new content is posted.