Young Investigator
PURA grant winner Tan
PURA grant winner Vorsanger

Fellowships, Grants,
Honors and Awards

1.Dean's Undergraduate Research Awards

The Dean's Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) are designed to promote independent research projects among our exceptional undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. These awards, which range from $500 to $3000, will enable undergraduates in KSAS to pursue original research, work closely with a Hopkins faculty mentor, and advance knowledge for the world. Website Link

2. Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards

The PURA program affords Johns Hopkins University students unique opportunities to conduct undergraduate research. Founded in 1993 on the belief that encouraging undergraduates to engage in research activity enhances the learning experience and helps to develop investigative skills, the PURA program is an important part of the university's mission. Website Link

3. Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Program

The Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding to a select group of Arts & Sciences undergraduates, enabling them to pursue independent research of their own design. Working closely with Hopkins faculty members, these students pursue their own research throughout the course of their undergraduate experience. Woodrow Wilson Program Scholars Program Application. Website Link

4. The Honors Program in the Humanities

The Honors Program was initiated in 1976 and offers all qualified undergraduates the possibility of pursuing an independent and often interdisciplinary research project, normally in their Junior and Senior years. Students can propose a topic in any humanistic discipline, including intellectual or cultural history, English and comparative literatures, women and gender studies, minority literatures and culture, film studies, anthropology, philosophy, and others. Past topics have also examined points of intersection between the arts and sciences, so that the Honors Program also gives majors outside the humanities a chance to broaden and combine their studies. Website Link

5. Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Small Grants Program

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) Small Grants Program was formed to stimulate and advance community-university collaborations around research and program development. Grants are awarded to partnerships that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore. Students are required to partner with a community agency or community leader. Undergraduates can earn up to $3000. Website Link

6. Second Decade Society Programs and Awards

The Second Decade Society of the Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1989 as the school's leadership development organization. SDS members, who are in their second decade since graduation, serve as role models and resources for students and act as leaders in advancing the school. The society also offers various awards and opportunities for undergraduate research. Website Link

7. Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy Studies Abell Foundation Award in Urban Policy

The Abell Award in Urban Policy is given annually to the students who author the most compelling papers on a policy problem facing the City of Baltimore and feasible solutions. The Selection Committee decides on the allocation of the $5,000 award. Website Link

8. Women, Gender and Sexuality Summer Research Grant Awards

The Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality offers a small number of summer research grants to students undertaking independent research on topics related to women, gender, and sexuality. Undergraduates may receive up to $1000. Website Link

9. The Bander Family Fund for Independent Projects

The Bander Family Fund award is intended to encourage students to think creatively in defining work that can only be done outside of the classroom. The Bander Fund will award $4,000 to one or two successful Arts and Sciences undergraduate students who wish to pursue such an independent project over the summer. The work may be independent research, a creative venture, or an internship directly related to a field of study. Website Link

10. The William F. Clinger, Jr. Award

The Franklin Center for Global Exchange, through the William F. Clinger, Jr. Award, has made $10,000 available to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in support of undergraduate international research. These funds will be awarded to one student or divided between two to four successful Arts and Sciences applicants who wish to pursue an independent international research project. Website Link

11. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Website Link

12. AAMC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

A comprehensive list from the Association of American Medical Colleges web site of medical schools across the country that offer summer research opportunities Website Link

13. NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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. Website Link

14. Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. Their objectives include increasing learning and network opportunities and to spark interest and broaden the perspectives of undergraduate students committed to pursuing science and engineering careers. Website Link

15. University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The University of Minnesota LSSURP oversees and coordinates six life sciences programs. The programs begin with a joint orientation weekend in June, followed by 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. Website Link

16. Harvard Medical School: 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 Program is offered for currently-enrolled undergraduates who are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, who have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research laboratory Website Link

17. Medical University of South Carolina Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on cutting edge biomedical research projects. This 10-week program expects the undergraduate participants to perform at a graduate student level. Students are placed with faculty members whose research is closely related to academic interests and professional goals of the students. Students work with faculty on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, post docs, research scientists and other SURP students. Website Link

18. MD/PhD Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

For more information about nation-wide programs specifically designed for students interested in an MD-PhD, visit the following link. Website Link

19. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine R.O.S.E. Program

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine's (UCCOM) R.O.S.E. Program is a research internship that also includes an early acceptance to medical school. This program is designed for sophomore and junior level students who are Ohio residents or who live in certain Indiana or Kentucky counties that receive Ohio reciprocity. Only students who have successfully completed one year of college coursework as full-time, matriculated undergraduate students in a four year degree granting program will be considered. Students must be able to commit at least two consecutive summers to a research internship in Cincinnati. Website Link

20. Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The 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. Participants in this program work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member. The goal is to expose students to the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research. Website Link

21. Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research

The Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) is an excellent eight week summer program designed for 10 high achieving college students from racial and ethnic groups (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian or other groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences) or who self-describe from disadvantaged backgrounds. This program will help students to gain formal experience in biomedical research and career development. Website Link

22. Summer Research at Ohio State University

The SUCCESS program is seeking outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The SUCCESS program enables students to participate in a 9-week, fully-funded, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state-of-the-art research facilities. Website Link

23. Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) offers biomedical research opportunities to undergraduates who want to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. There are two major tracks within the VSSA; the Basic Science Programs for undergraduates interested in careers in research, and the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Website Link