Summer PURA operates as the summer cycle for the ongoing PURA program. The Hodson Trust established a generous endowment in 1993 creating the PURA program. Any awards funded directly by the Hodson Trust will be designated as Hodson PURA’s. As with PURA, Summer PURA is open to all JHU undergraduate students (that will not have graduated prior to the summer program start date). The program offers JHU undergraduate students the opportunity to stay in Baltimore during the summer to start or continue a research, creative, or scholarly project in any division, department, or program related to Johns Hopkins.
Summer PURA offers students a $4000 stipend to help offset the expense of staying at JHU over the summer. The program runs for 10 weeks over the summer from June to mid August. Students are expected to arrange and pay for their own summer housing. Summer PURA encourages applications from students from under-served 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.
The Summer PURA program will also offer professional development opportunities throughout the summer and continuing through the academic year. Summer PURA participants will be strongly encouraged to present a poster at the annual Hopkins CARES Symposium and Poster Session. Should they be unable to present at Hopkins CARES, they will be required to present at DREAMS, held annually in April. Students are strongly encouraged to present their project at both Hopkins CARES and DREAMS.
Open for applications: December 1
Deadline to apply: February 28 11:19:59pm
Awards announced: on or about April 1
Summer program dates: June 3, 2019 – August 2, 2019*
*(note program dates have flexibility as long as there is agreement between the student, mentor and HOUR office)
For questions please contact the HOUR offices at HOUR@JHU.EDU