The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 24, 2003
Mar 24-31

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Grant Money for Community and Student Service Projects -- The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association has grant money available for community service and student services projects. The Community Service Grants Program was created to provide volunteer experiences for students and foster relationships between the university and its surrounding communities.

The Student Services Grants Program was derived from the Alumni Association's commitment to promote the overall student experience on campus. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. The maximum funding amount for Community Service grants is $1,200 for undergraduate and $1,600 for graduate student projects. Student Services grants have a maximum funding amount of $1,500.

Contact Bill Bollinger, alumni coordinator, at 410-516-0363 or for more information. Grant applications can also be found online at

Summer/fall 2003 applications must be submitted by April 15.

Graduate Student Fellowships at the Villa Spelman -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Program in Social Theory and Historical Inquiry at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, in the fall 2003 semester.

Many graduate students have benefited from this opportunity to work with colleagues in other fields, and to present their work for criticism. The experience has also helped many students to make progress in completing the dissertation.

This year Peter Jelavich, of the History Department, will convene the seminar, Culture and Theory in the Age of Fascism. Students from all departments in the humanities and the social sciences are welcome to apply, providing they can demonstrate a need to spend a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of their doctorate. They should also have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in September and are expected to remain until the end of December. Several students will receive a Villa Spelman fellowship and travel allowance, but tuition is not covered by Villa Spelman. Students who do not qualify for a Singleton fellowship may still attend if their projects are approved and their home departments provide fellowship and travel support.

Eligible students should apply to Mary McDonough in the Villa Spelman Office, 407 Gilman, on the Homewood campus, by Friday, April 4. A one-page statement from the student describing the subject of his or her research should be provided. A brief letter of recommendation from the student's dissertation supervisor testifying to the completion, or plans for completion, of other requirements should be included. Also required is a letter from the chair of the student's department, stating that the student has permission to attend the seminar, and specifying whether the department will provide fellowship and travel support. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Mary McDonough at or 410-516-5133.

Help Clean Up the Neighborhood -- Volunteers are wanted for the annual Community of Caring East Baltimore Cleanup, Saturday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to noon. This year, the cleanup will tackle the Collington Square area.

Sponsors JHHS Community Services and HEBCAC will supply gloves and all the tools necessary to do the job, plus a free T-shirt and lunch.

For meeting time and location, call Ellen Brown, 410-614-2430.