Dean's Undergraduate Research Awards
Johns Hopkins University
336 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
The Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) are designed to promote independent research projects among our exceptional undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. These awards, which range from $500 to $3,000, will enable undergraduates in KSAS to pursue original research, work closely with a Hopkins faculty mentor, and advance knowledge for the world. Awardees have an entire year to use the funding (from May 1, 2015–May 1, 2016).
KSAS undergraduates in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are all eligible for these awards. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. (Seniors are not eligible to apply for these awards.)
Funding for all projects may be used for any research-related expenses, such as travel, equipment, supplies, printing costs, and data collection. Funds may be also be used for a student stipend, if the applicant can demonstrate that a stipend is essential to completion of the project
If your project is funded, a final product must be turned in to the Office of the Dean at the end of the funding period. This product will be the culmination of your research, such as a thesis, a paper, a documentary, or the like, and will be posted on the DURA website.
While these awards fall under the auspices of the Dean’s Office, each department will be asked to name individual awards in honor of a former faculty member from its department.
Deadline (for all materials): Friday, February 20th, 2015 by 11:59pm
Applicants will be notified of results during the week of March 16th, 2015.
The online application can be found here.
Your proposal should be two to three pages long, single-spaced, and should include the following:
One letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required. Once your application is submitted, please ask your recommender to upload the letter where indicated at the top of the application. Recommendation letters should address the following:
Please note that you must review the HIRB guidelines prior to submitting your proposal.
There are specific funds available for undergraduate research through the Dean of Libraries Sheridan Society and the Charles S. Singleton Center. Details follow.
Fellowships are available for humanities-based undergraduate research projects that specifically utilize primary source materials in the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the Sheridan Libraries at JHU. These include the holdings of the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center in the Brody Learning Commons, the George Peabody Library in downtown Baltimore, and the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen Museum and Library in north Baltimore. These awards especially encourage periods of intensive research during the summer months (i.e. May-August). Applicants should use the online DURA application and indicate in the first line of their proposal that they are applying for this specific award. Questions may be directed to Dr. Earle Havens, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowships are available to support undergraduate research projects in the humanities dealing with any aspect of premodern Europe. Premodern is understood to refer to the period between classical antiquity and the end of the 18th century. Topics may fall within the disciplines of history, history of science and technology, history of art, history of medicine, German and romance languages and literatures, English, philosophy, or classics. Applicants should use the online DURA application and indicate in the first line of their proposal that they are applying for this specific award. Questions may be directed to Dr. Earle Havens, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, at email@example.com.