Johns Hopkins University hosts several summer research experiences designed to give undergraduate students from other institutions access to Hopkins’ world-class labs, staff, and faculty. In each program, students come to JHU to take part in rigorous 10-week research projects. The programs are funded and administered in conjunction with several other organizations.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
Johns Hopkins hosts several Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs each year, which are funded by the National Science Foundation. REU programs are in fields ranging from nanotechnology to genetics. Participants come from universities nationwide to participate in summer research programs overseen by the primary investigator of a JHU research lab. All participants also take part in the Hopkins REU poster symposium at the end of the summer.
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences REU Programs
- Biology REU (BioREU)
- REU in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics (CSMR REU),
- PARADIM Materials Discovery REU
Whiting School of Engineering REU Programs
Students may visit JHU for a summer research experience though Leadership Alliance’s Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry organizations dedicated to supporting diverse students moving into graduate and professional research fields. Students culminate their research with a presentation at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.
CCBC/JHU Summer Research Experience
The CCBC/JHU Humanities For All Program provides opportunities for high-achieving humanities students from the Community Colleges of Baltimore County to participate in an intensive and innovative summer research experience. The program is directed by Dr. Natalie Strobach, director of undergraduate research at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Humanities for All Program brings students from different branches of humanities scholarship to work together while pursuing individual research projects. In some ways, this collaboratory is modeled after scientific lab research. While each student will be working on an individual project, everyone will be gathered together in one physical location to observe and engage their peers and instructors. Monitors will project the work of students and instructors so others can see and participate.