Albstein Research Scholarship

The Albstein Research Scholarship is open to Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students pursuing intensive research in brain science. We are accepting funding applications of up to $5000 for a single year of research funding, to be spent before the end of spring semester 2019. Special consideration will be given to projects relating to Alzheimer’s research.

Student can perform their research at any Hopkins facility, including the Homewood campus or JHMI. Funding can go toward direct research costs, travel costs (to and from research sites or conferences where the applicant will present research findings), and summer housing and living expenses if research is conducted over the summer.

How to Apply

There is a unified form for currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to apply to the DURA, Bander, Clinger, Albstein, and Woodrow Wilson awards. You can only apply to one of these awards each year, but if the reviewers think you would be a better fit for one of the other awards, you may be considered for that award instead.

The application requirements are identical for all of these awards. The following items are required:

  1. A two- to three-page, single-spaced proposal that addresses the following:
    • The topic to be explored
    • Your qualifications for conducting the research
    • Your timeline for completion of the project
    • Expected outcome of the project (honors thesis, etc.)
    • How often you and your mentor will meet about the project
  2. An itemized budget
  3. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Your unofficial transcripts
  5. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, which should address how long and in what capacity the recommender has known you, along with your academic strengths, qualifications, and ability to conduct independent research.

You must also review the Homewood IRB guidelines prior to submitting your proposal.

The deadline for applications (including completed letters of recommendation) is March 1st.

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