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, 2014–May 1, 2015).
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.
KSAS undergraduates in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are all eligible for these awards. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply.
Please note that 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 may encompass any of the three DURA award categories, and 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 email@example.com.
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. These awards may encompass any of the three DURA award categories. 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.