The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 11, 2002
Feb 11-18

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Sudler Prize in the Arts -- Graduating seniors at Homewood and fourth-year medical students are invited to compete for the 2002 Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts. The chief criterion for the $1,500 Sudler Prize is excellence in one of the arts: music, theater, dance, writing, filmmaking or visual arts.

Students interested in competing should submit the folowing materials no later than Friday, March 1: a completed application form, at least two examples of the student's work and a letter of recommendation from a Hopkins faculty member. Homewood students should submit materials to Julia Morgan, Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall; medical students to Dean Franklin Herlong at the School of Medicine.

The Sudler Arts Prize Committee is composed of faculty and administrators from the Homewood campus, the Peabody Institute and the School of Medicine. At its meeting on March 25, the committee will review and discuss all materials submitted and make a recommendation to the president. The winner, whose name appears in the commencement program, will receive the award at a private ceremony in early May.

The Sudler Arts Prize Committee simultaneously considers candidates for the President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts, a service award honoring a graduating senior who has contributed extensively to the arts in the Homewood community.

To request an application form or for more information, contact Julia Morgan at 410-516-4697 or 410-516-8132.

Graduate Student Fellowships at the Villa Spelman -- Applications are being invited from graduate students to participate in the Program in Social Theory and Historical Inquiry at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman in the fall semester of 2002.

Professor Raymond Westbrook will convene the seminar on the subject of "The Origins of Law," and students from all departments are welcome to apply providing they can demonstrate the importance of this seminar for their work and the usefulness of spending a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. Students should have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in September. A limited number of fellowships will be awarded to students without other support. Some travel money is available. Tuition is not covered.

Interested students should submit a letter of application, along with a brief recommendation from a supervisor, to Prof. Raymond Westbrook, Near Eastern Studies, 128 Gilman; and to Prof. Stephens, director, Villa Spelman, 268 Mergenthaler. Indicate whether you are applying for a Villa fellowship and/or travel support or have funds from your own department.

The application deadline is March 7.

Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowships -- The 2002 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program will award $3,000 stipends to approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Fellows will conduct laboratory research for 10 weeks during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member of their choice. They will also have opportunities to participate in seminars and social activities. The program will run from June 3 through Aug. 9.

Each student should submit to Ami Cox, 237 Mergenthaler, Homewood campus, a completed application and supporting materials--letter of support from a lab sponsor; letter of recommendation from a faculty member; transcript; and statement of purpose and proposal--by 4 p.m., Feb. 15.

Additional information and applications are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler, or by logging on to

Statistics Research Funding -- The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes.

Johns Hopkins faculty and students are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Mathematical Sciences Department. Items funded might include, but are not limited to, travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants, and seed money for new research. Most grants from the fund will be smaller than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages; provide itemized expense estimates; and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted to the committee chair (John C. Wierman, Mathematical Sciences Department, 104 Whitehead Hall) at any time.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2002 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money may be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners may choose to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone at 410-516-0146. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 9 and by April 6 for fall semester proposals.