Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships for the Study of Hopkins History

Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate OR graduate students from ANY school at Johns Hopkins who wish to conduct research about an aspect of Hopkins history. The Hugh Hawkins Fellowships will enhance the undergraduate and graduate research experience by providing opportunities for original research in archival collections and for sharing this research with the public.

Fellows will be funded for research conducted between June 2023 and April 2024.

Applications are due by May 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., EST.

Special consideration is given to projects that propose the exploration of the history of diversity, inclusion, exclusion, and (in)equity at Johns Hopkins or projects that propose a final product rooted in the digital humanities. Research outcomes might take the form of a research essay, exhibition, digital project, or other deliverable.

Applicants must identify both a faculty mentor and an archivist mentor and should coordinate their application in advance of the deadline so that mentors can help applicants determine a viable set of materials with which to work. Given sufficient advance notice, archivist mentors can be available to help applicants formulate and refine draft research project proposals to ensure a realistic research plan that will take full advantage of the relevant archival collections at Johns Hopkins University.

A fellowship award of $3,500 will be given to each recipient, which is intended to be used as a cost-of-living stipend but can be utilized for additional research expenses. Fellows will receive half the award at the beginning of the project and the other half at completion; this does depend on their proposed research timeline.

For requirements, application instructions, and more information, visit the Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships website.