Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 17, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 17, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 12



Alumni Association Grant Money

The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association has grant money available for community service and student services projects. The Community Service Grant Program provides volunteer experiences for students and fosters relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The Student Services Grants Program promotes the overall student experience on campus. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The maximum funding amount for community service grants for undergraduate projects is capped at $1,200; graduate student projects at $1,600. Student services grants have maximum funding of $1,500. For more information, contact Bill Bollinger, alumni coordinator, at 410-516-0363 or Grant applications are online at Spring 2004 applications must be submitted by Dec. 1.


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.


Yoga Classes

The Office of Benefits Administration is sponsoring yoga classes for JHU faculty and staff. The five-week mini-session will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 17 to Dec. 18, in the Offit Building dance studio at the Mattin Center, Homewood campus.

Cost for the class is $15 for once a week and $30 for twice. To register, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450 or


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