Special Collections & Archives

Archives and Manuscripts and Rare Books

Undergraduate Fellowships

We directly support undergraduate research through two fellowship programs that provide funding and research assistance to Johns Hopkins undergraduate students in all majors.

  • Freshman Fellows. Next deadline: fall 2017.
  • Sheridan Libraries' Dean's Undergraduate Research Award. Next deadline: February 24, 2017.
    • Expand a project you began in a class, or develop a new project, that uses archival materials or rare books from special collections.
    • Find a faculty mentor and work directly with a curator.
    • Project outcomes can include but are not limited to traditional research essays, videos, small physical exhibitions, or digital exhibitions.
    • See complete guidelines at the DURA site, http://krieger.jhu.edu/dura/.
    • Please contact us for help and more information!
      • Gabrielle Dean, PhD, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts for projects using nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first century materials.
      • Earle Havens, PhD, Nancy Hall Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts for projects using materials from the ancient world through the eighteenth century.
    • Notifications of successful applications will be received during the week of March 13, 2017.

Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships for the Study of Hopkins History

Next deadline: March 10, 2017

Available to both undergraduate and graduate students, the Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships for the Study of Hopkins History are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students from any school or division at Johns Hopkins who wish to conduct research into an aspect of the rich history of Johns Hopkins University. Fellowship recipients are notified in the spring and conduct their research over the summer.

Special consideration will be given to projects exploring the history of diversity at Johns Hopkins or that propose a final product rooted in the digital humanities. The Hugh Hawkins Fellowships will enhance the undergraduate and graduate research experience by providing opportunities for original research in historical collections and for sharing research with the public.

Each fellowship recipient will work closely with a faculty mentor and an archivist mentor during the fellowship. Fellowship recipients’ work will be preserved in the Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives of the Sheridan Libraries, creating a rich, continually growing, and publicly available body of original scholarship that will serve as a valuable resource for generations to come.

For a complete description of the fellowship guidelines and application process, visit http://retrospective.jhu.edu/our-initiatives/hugh-hawkins-research-fellowships-for-the-study-of-hopkins-history.