The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 31, 2003
Mar 31-
Apr 7

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

New Aitchison Undergraduate Fellowship -- Applications are due Friday, April 4, for the Krieger School's Aitchison Public Service Undergraduate Fellowship program in Washington. Open to rising juniors and seniors, the new residential program combines academic course work with real experience during fall semester.

Students will take three courses, intern with elected officials, develop a research project based on the internship and attend lectures by White House consultants, ambassadors and journalists. For more information or an application, call Advanced Academic Programs at 410-516-6057 or go to

Help Clean Up the Neighborhood -- Volunteers are wanted for the annual Community of Caring East Baltimore Cleanup, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 5. This year's 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.

Grant Money for Community and Student Service Projects -- The Alumni Association has grant money available for the Community Service Grants Program, which provides volunteer experiences for students and fosters relationships between the university and its surrounding communities, and the Student Services Grants Program, which supports 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 of $1,500. Contact Bill Bollinger at 410-516-0363 or for more information. Grant applications can also be found online at

Summer/fall applications are due 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 semester.

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

Peter Jelavich, of the History Department, will convene this year's seminar, Culture and Theory in the Age of Fascism. Students from all departments in the humanities and the social sciences may apply. They must demonstrate a need to reside in Italy for successful completion of their doctorate and should have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in September. Several students will receive a fellowship and travel allowance, but tuition is not covered. Students who do not qualify for a Singleton fellowship may attend if their projects are approved and their departments provide fellowship and travel support.

Eligible students should apply to Mary McDonough, Villa Spelman Office, 407 Gilman, Homewood campus, by Friday, April 4. Required are a one-page statement from the student describing the subject of his or her research; a brief recommendation from the student's dissertation supervisor testifying to the completion, or plans for completion, of other requirements; and a letter from the department chair stating that the student has permission to attend, and specifying whether the department will provide fellowship and travel support. For more information, contact Mary McDonough at or 410-516-5133.