Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 6, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 6, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 14



NIH Clinical Research Scholar Awards

These awards will provide multiyear funding to four junior faculty and five postdoctoral trainees in a multidisciplinary program for research training to begin July 2005.

Scholars will receive rigorous, mentored clinical research training and/or dedicated time and resources for mentored clinical research and will learn how to investigate problems in their field from a multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis can be on clinical problems at many interfaces: bench to bedside, bedside to clinical practice or clinical practice to populations. Support for a stipend, a master's or doctoral degree and performance of a research study is included. Applications are due Feb. 1.

Detailed program announcements and application instructions can be found at


Certificate in Nonprofit Studies

Johns Hopkins now offers its Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program at both its Washington, D.C., and Homewood campuses. Applications are being accepted for the spring semester.

This part-time program is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and practical skills needed by nonprofit staff and volunteers to run a successful organization. Students who complete the program may apply their Certificate in Nonprofit Studies to a JHU MBA with a Nonprofit Concentration, and students in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education may earn credit for certificate courses. Spring classes begin in January 2005. For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail


Summer Research Fellowship Program

The 2005 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program invites applications from freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. The selected students will receive a $3,000 stipend to conduct laboratory research during the summer with a Johns Hopkins faculty member of their choice.

The program, which includes seminars and social activities, will run from May 29 through Aug. 4. Students should submit applications and supporting materials — a letter of support from the lab sponsor, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, transcript, statement of purpose and proposal — to Gary K. Ostrander, associate provost for research, 237 Mergenthaler Hall, by 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler, and at


The 2005 NASA Academy

The NASA Academy, held at four NASA locations, is an intensive 10-week resident research program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in aerospace-related fields; dates vary by center, but all begin in June.

Participants will learn how NASA and its field centers operate, understand the NASA link to the private sector and gain experience in world-class laboratories as they do research with a senior scientist or engineer; have interactive sessions with leaders in government, industry and academia; and build bonds with other future leaders. The program also includes a group project, lectures, field trips, presentations and mentoring of younger students.

Applicants must be enrolled as a junior or senior undergraduate or as a first- or second-year graduate student as of May 2005; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or graduate student of a participating European Space Agency member. Women, underrepresented minorities and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For details, go to The application deadline is Jan. 31.


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