Who is eligible to apply?
All registered Hopkins undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Peabody Institute, and the Whiting School of Engineering and in good academic standing (not on academic probation or suspension) are eligible. This program is not open to post-bac students (those students that just graduated)
What is required to apply?
- Basic information for the online application [name, JHU email, cell number, anticipated year of graduation, campus and permanent addresses, major(s), GPA and demographic information]
- Your current resume/ CV. Note: HOUR staff is happy to review your resume/ CV and provide feedback and guidance.
- A Personal Statement/s
- Format: single page, ½“ margins, single or double spaced, sans serif font (like Arial or Helvetica).
- As you can select up to 3 BDPs of interest, you can submit up to 3 targeted letters or a single letter generic letter for all.
- Your personal statement should be you ‘selling you’ to the faculty: Why are you excited about this project and/or faculty member? What do you hope to get out of the opportunity? Is there anything special you are bringing to the project?
How many professors can I pick?
Students can select up to 3 professors (in no particular ranking order) that they are interested in working with. If the student is only interested in working with one professor or is already working with a professor, they should only select that one.
Can I apply to and or receive HOUR opportunities more than once?
Yes, you are encouraged to continue to apply to our programs throughout your undergraduate career at Hopkins. Projects evolve, interests change and HOUR wants to encourage your exploration. In the case of “tied” review scores in an individual program cycle, preference will be given to students that have not previously received funding through HOUR programs.
Note: If you apply to Summer PURA, BDP Summer Program and CIRCUIT for the current summer, you may only participate in one. All require your full time commitment and cannot be done concurrently.
Is there a formal product due at the end of the project?
Yes, all recipients are expected to present their project at DREAMS or one of HOUR’s student seminars held throughout the academic year. This presentation must occur in either the same academic year the award is received or the following year. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis after the recipient contacts the HOUR office about a conflict.
There is also an opportunity for all summer program participants to present at the Hopkins CARES Symposium and Poster Session held in late July on the East Baltimore campus.