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.
All participating students participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster at the annual Hopkins CARES Symposium and Poster Session. Should you be unable to present at Hopkins CARES, you will be required to present at DREAMS, held annually in April. You are strongly encouraged to present your project at both Hopkins CARES and DREAMS.
See updated proposal guidelines here
Open for applications: December 1
Deadline to apply: February 1, 11:19:59pm
Applications in review: February 2 – March 10
Awards announced: on or about March 15
Summer program dates: Approximately the first full week in June through the first full week in August*
*(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