As America’s first research university, Johns Hopkins has been responding to the world’s needs since its inception in 1876. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is uniquely situated to build on that tradition by providing research opportunities to students in all disciplines as early as their freshman year and by creating innovative partnerships with the other divisions of the university.
The Krieger School’s multiple area-focused centers, interdisciplinary programs, and traditional academic departments are the foundation for a robust network of professors, researchers, and students. No matter what the field, the Krieger School’s exceptional faculty understand the importance of partnering with one another, and their students, in their endless quest to create new knowledge.
Awards, fellowships, and grants are available to undergraduate and graduate students through the following offices:
The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) manages the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Dean’s ASPIRE Grant (formerly DURA), the Bander Family Fund, the Clinger Award, the Albstein Research Scholarship, and the Amgen Scholars Program. Graduate students wishing to apply for the Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship can find information on the URSCA website.
The Krieger School’s Office of the Dean manages the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, along with the the J. Brien Key Fund, and the Owen Scholars Fellowship. The competitive Dean’s Teaching Fellowship provides graduate students an opportunity to grow as educators and scholars by allowing them to propose, design, and offer an undergraduate seminar course.
The Second Decade Society provides summer internship grants for undergraduates and the Meg Walsh Award for one selected graduating senior. Krieger School departments, programs, and centers often offer their own research awards or funding opportunities.
The Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research (HOUR) is completely separate from URSCA and falls within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The office facilitates access to research opportunities, funding programs, events, and resources for all undergraduate students and staff across the University. HOUR also oversees the annual event DREAMS and the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award.