Who Can Apply?

In addition to the criteria above, students eligible for this program are those who demonstrate an active interest in conducting their own research. The selection of Wilson Research Fellows is based on academic merit and the strength of the applicant’s proposal for independent projects.

Because this program was established by a generous donation to the dean of the Krieger School, all Fellows must be Arts and Sciences majors. This does not mean, however, that Fellows may not do research in other Hopkins schools. Interdisciplinary research and study is encouraged.

How to Apply

The application process is slightly different for incoming freshmen and for rising sophomores.

For Incoming Freshmen

To be considered for the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program in the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, please respond by completing and returning the form found on the Undergraduate Admissions site.

Deadline for Incoming Freshmen: Friday, February 19th, 2016

Please note: Notifications are only sent to fellowship recipients. If you are awarded as a fellow, you will be notified when you are notified about your admission to Hopkins.

While the majority of Wilson Research Fellows are accepted to the program as incoming freshmen, current first-year students are welcome to apply for sophomore fellowship standing in the spring of their freshmen year. Students not accepted into the program as freshmen may re-apply during their first year at Hopkins. We appreciate your interest in the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, we welcome your questions, and we hope to see you among our selected scholars.

For Rising Sophomores

All Hopkins Arts and Sciences freshmen are invited to apply to the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage research, broadly defined, by Hopkins undergraduates.

The program offers each Wilson Fellow three unique elements:

Approximately 10 current freshmen will be chosen for this program. They will join the current Fellows, as well as a group of incoming freshmen (who undergo a separate application process). Completion of the Woodrow Wilson Program will also be recognized at graduation. 

Deadline (for all materials): May 5th, 2016 by 11:59pm 

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:

Applicants will be notified of the results via email by the end of June.

Address questions to Ami Cox: