Amgen Scholars Program

Johns Hopkins University accepts 15 students per year to the Amgen Scholars Program, an undergraduate summer research program in science and biotechnology. The Amgen Scholars Program is hosted by universities around the world and aims to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research. The Amgen Scholars selected will receive a competitive summer stipend and be housed near the Hopkins campus, in a research community with other summer researchers. They will also attend the annual Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium in July of 2019.

During the 10-week program, students will work full-time on independent research projects under the guidance of a Hopkins faculty member, where they will have the opportunity to conduct research, analyze data, network with their peers, and build a faculty-mentor relationship. In addition, selected scholars will participate in the weekly research workshops hosted by the Dean’s Office for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. These workshops focus on professionalization and graduate school admission. There are also a number of community-building activities throughout the summer. This is an intensive residential research opportunity.


Applications are due February 3rd. 

  • No previous research experience necessary
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
  • Undergraduate enrolled in accredited four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors, or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above
  • An interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD

Questions about your application should be directed to the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Natalie Strobach.

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