Amgen Scholars Program

Johns Hopkins University accepts 15 students per year to the Amgen Scholars U.S. 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 the summer of of 2023. In addition to research with a faculty member, scholars will participate in weekly professional development workshops hosted by the Dean’s Office for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a “Scientific Bootcamp” with the Amgen Director, Dr. Bohn. There are also a number of community-building activities throughout the summer. This is an intensive residential research opportunity. First generation college students, minorities in STEM and those with financial need are especially encouraged to apply.

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. During the application process students are asked to identify potential mentors from the departments/field below. For a non-exhaustive list of potential mentors from these departments please contact Dr. Bohn (


  • Available in person for the program (5/29/23 – 8/5/23)
  • Previous research experience helpful but not required
  • 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.

The Principal Investigator (PI) of the Amgen Scholars Program is Professor Kirsten Bohn. 


Other U.S. Amgen Scholar Sites

Columbia University Barnard
Duke University
Harvard University
UT Southwestern
Washington University in St. Louis