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Congratulations to the new CIRCUIT cohort!

CIRCUIT is the Cohort-based Integrated Research Community for Undergraduate Innovation and Trailblazing.

CIRCUIT offers Johns Hopkins University students an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research experiences at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD. Students will have the opportunity to build skills and make significant contributions to science in a fun, collaborative environment with an expanded variety of research topics. More information about the program can be found at

All students at JHU, in all schools and degree levels, are invited to apply. Students do not need a background in computer science or engineering, however students should be able to demonstrate an interest in science and research in their application. The CIRCUIT Team is also looking for a few graduate students able to serve as teaching assistants.

CIRCUIT especially encourages applications from undergraduate sophomores and juniors, students from underserved backgrounds (e.g. first generation students, low-income backgrounds), students who are underrepresented in STEM fields, and/or those who may not have previously had an opportunity for a research experience.

CIRCUIT offers a stipend to help cover the expense of staying in Baltimore over the summer and to help cover transportation costs to and from APL. Students may be selected to begin training during the spring semester before the summer program. After the summer portion, CIRCUIT interns will continue their work during the school year. Housing and transportation logistics are the responsibility of the students during the summer, and we will help coordinate options among participants.

Program Details:

Funding amount: Estimated stipend $9000 for the 12 week program over the summer; $2000 + research credit (as allowed) for the following academic year semesters (fall and spring).

Open for applications: December 1

Deadline to apply: February 1,  11:19:59pm

Cohort announcement date: on or about February 15

For questions please contact:

William Gray Roncal, Ph.D. (

Martha Cervantes (


Vice Provost for Research

265 Garland Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 516-8094

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