Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 8, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 8, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 14



Holiday Schedule Notice

Consistent with the published university holiday schedule, the university will be closed half-day on Wednesday, Dec. 24, all day Thursday, Dec. 25; half-day on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and all day Thursday, Jan. 1.

A liberal leave plan is in effect for Friday, Dec. 26.


Grant Writing Workshop

The Professional Development Office at JHMI is sponsoring a two-day grant-writing workshop, open only to junior faculty. All participants must attend the first session, which is designed to assist first-time applicants with writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed research proposal. The workshop focuses on the NIH research plan, including the abstract and specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, and research design and methods. This session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the West Room of the Turner Building.

The second part of the workshop consists of small group discussions of participants' abstracts and specific aims. Participants will choose one of three dates--Jan. 12, 13 or 15, 2004--for this session, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 1830 Building, room 2-108.

One week prior to the second session, participants must submit a draft of their abstract and specific aims. In addition to discussing these sections of the application in small groups, all participants will receive a written critique of their abstract and specific aims from the course instructor, Wendy Sanders, director of the Professional Development Office and a member of the School of Medicine faculty. To register for the workshop, call 410-502-2804 or e-mail Space is limited to 40 registrants.


Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards

In an effort to encourage undergraduates to engage in research activity, the Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards program was initiated in 1993. The program was founded on the belief that involvement in research not only enhances a student's learning experience but helps develop important skills in proposal writing, obtaining research funding, carrying out a project and reporting the results.

Hundreds of students have since participated in projects embracing topics as diverse as archaeology, art history, gene development and techno-pop music.

The research is performed in either the summer or the fall, and any freshman, sophomore or junior in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody is eligible to apply for the awards, which are granted in amounts of up to $3,000 with the option of conducting the research for academic credit. The Hodson Trust has donated funding for this program.

Applications for summer proposals are due by noon on March 5, 2004, and for fall by noon on April 2, 2004, in the office of Theodore O. Poehler, vice provost for research, 276 Garland, Homewood campus.

For more details, go to or call 410-516-8671.


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