Learning Alongside the Very Best

student and Larry Jackson examining large, old book

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships summer fellowship program gives Johns Hopkins undergraduates the opportunity to work and conduct research under the mentorship of some of the world’s preeminent scholars.

Axel Bax, pictured, worked on a research project about singer Billie Holiday under the guidance of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson. He combed over police records from Baltimore’s Eastern District in the early 1920s—when Holiday lived there as a young teen—to understand the societal pressures she faced. Bax is one of more than 130 undergraduate students who have been awarded the fellowships over the past four years.

Read more about student research with their faculty on the Hub. The application period for the 10-week BDP summer program opens Nov. 15; applications are due by Feb. 1.