The Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding and support to a select group of Krieger School undergraduates. The program enables students to pursue unique research opportunities that exceed what is typically available to undergraduates.
Woodrow Wilson Fellows begin working on project design and implementation during the first semester of their award and carry that research through to graduation. In addition to the support they find from their peers during workshops, they also work one-on-one with a faculty mentor and receive supervision from the program director.
Each fellow receives up to $10,000 of funding over four years (up to $7,500 for sophomores) to be spent on research costs, which may include travel, equipment, and use of archives or laboratories. Fellows will focus on their undergraduate fields of specialization to pursue one or more intensive research projects, crafted in conjunction with the director of undergraduate research and the fellow’s faculty mentor. The fellowship is a multi-year research project, and fellows are expected to dedicate at least 2-3 full summers to their research projects.
Fellows attend frequent seminars and group events focusing on research skills and professionalization. They also meet with the director of undergraduate research at least once per month. Regular seminar topics may include:
- Finding a Mentor
- Planning Your First Mentor Meeting and Goal Setting
- Negotiating and Building Mentor Relationships
- Designing a Research Proposal
- Writing and Managing a Grant Budget
- Networking and Conferences
- Conference Poster Design
- Cross-Cohort Advising
- Writing Application Essays for Graduate and Professional School
Senior fellows are required to present the results of their research to the Hopkins community at an annual poster presentation, held in April or May. Additionally, a portion of each fellow’s award must be dedicated to the dissemination of their research at a professional conference.