Daniel Coit Gilman, Johns Hopkins University’s first president, stated that the aim of the university was “the encouragement of research, and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.” For JHU, founded in 1876 as the nation’s first research university, the creation of new knowledge remains at its core. Today, we continue to support young investigators by including undergraduates in groundbreaking research in nationally ranked schools across the university — Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health. Our Amgen Scholars Program will perpetuate this distinctively Hopkins tradition.
Amgen Scholars at JHU will fully engage in research for 10 weeks with mentors known for the exceptional quality of their research and commitment to training scientists. Faculty will come from the university’s highly regarded science, medicine, and engineering departments. Scholars will be welcomed into their labs, working at the bench and participating in lab meetings and other activities. Scholars will also develop skills in communication, learning design principles for creating visually arresting and effective presentations, delivering research talks, and presenting posters at the program’s capstone event. Taking advantage of nearby Washington DC, we will invite experts to discuss the role of scientists in advocacy, policy design, and public education. Scholars will build an invaluable network, forging friendships with Hopkins faculty and researchers, other Amgen Scholars, and students from across the country.
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents completing their sophomore or junior years, or be non-graduating seniors at any four-year college or university in the US and its territories. Previous research experience is not required. Students pursuing any major may apply. Amgen Scholars will receive a stipend, housing, and round-trip travel to Baltimore.