Undergraduate Students

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers an incredible array of opportunities for student researchers in the areas of natural science, social science, and humanities.

Current undergraduate students within the Krieger School can seek research awards such as Woodrow Wilson, DURA, Bander Family Fund, and the William F. Clinger Jr. Award.

Additionally, 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 award or funding opportunity.

Students are also encouraged to look beyond the School of Arts and Sciences for research funding:

  • Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate students from any school at Johns Hopkins who wish to conduct research into an aspect of the rich history of Johns Hopkins University .
  • The Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research (HOUR) offers the PURA Award, the Summer Training and Research (STAR) Program, and puts on DREAMS, a campus-wide day of undergraduate research.
  • The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) Small Grants Program awards grants to partnerships that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore.
  • The Abell Award in Urban Policy is given annually to the student who authors the most compelling paper that analyzes a serious policy problem facing the City of Baltimore and proposes feasible solutions.
  • The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
  • The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions.
  • The University of Minnesota LSSURP coordinates six life sciences programs, which include participation in a 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction.
  • The Harvard University Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences.
  • The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research.
  • The Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) is an eight-week summer program designed for 10 high achieving college students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences or who self-describe from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) offers biomedical research opportunities to undergraduates who want to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences.