Research & Internships

Note: For international research and internships, students must meet with a study abroad advisor and register with the Office of Study Abroad for international travel. Furthermore, students whose internship is in a country determined to be at high risk by the U.S. Department of State must submit a petition to the Office of Study Abroad.

Weisman Family Internship Grant Program

The Weisman Family Internship Grant Program is funding designated for students in the International Studies Program participating in summer internship experiences. Funding for internship-related expenses is awarded based on submitted proposals summarizing a position that the student has already accepted.

The amount of the stipend is limited and will be determined based on available funds and the number of selected students. The stipend may be used by students to partially support housing and related costs associated with the internship.  Students may only receive a Weisman award once, and fee or tuition paying programs that involve an internship are ineligible.  Pre-majors (rising sophomores) will be considered on a case by case basis.

Should you wish to submit a proposal for funding by the Weisman Family Grant Program, please fill out the application form by April 1.


The China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS/CIAC) has funds for about 20 small grants to award to members. Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, curriculum development, specialist or regional newsletters, conference and seminar organization, collaborative projects, etc.


The ASPIRE Grant (formerly the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award [DURA]) is designed to promote independent research projects among our exceptional undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA)

The PURA program offers Johns Hopkins University students unique opportunities to conduct undergraduate research.

Robins Internship Grant

Through the generosity of alumnus Charles Robins, Johns Hopkins University offers funding for selected students to gain business-related or economic development-related experience through internships in East, Southeast, or South Asia. The experience can be in private industry, or it can be in a government or nonprofit setting as long as the position is focused on business/economic development, finance, accounting, marketing, or management.  For more information and to apply contact the Life Design Lab (formerly the Homewood Career Center).

Second Decade Society Internship Grant

The Second Decade Society (SDS) is the alumni leadership development program for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. Thanks to the efforts of the SDS, several grants of up to $5000 each are available to students for summer internships. Internships must be unpaid or sponsored by a nonprofit organization.

William F. Clinger Jr. Award

The Franklin Center for Global Exchange, through the William F. Clinger, Jr. Scholarship Program, has made $10,000 available to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in support of undergraduate international research. KSAS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Seniors are not eligible for this award.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding to a select group of Arts and Sciences undergraduates, enabling them to pursue independent research of their own design.