February 8, 2010

Notices — Feb. 8, 2010

2010 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards — All Johns Hopkins freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the 2010 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The PURA program, now entering its 18th year, affords undergraduates opportunities to conduct original research under the guidance of faculty sponsors at Johns Hopkins. PURA recipients can receive academic credit or awards of up to $2,500, which can be used to defray costs associated with research projects. Research is conducted in either the summer or fall. Please note: Seniors are not eligible.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit research proposals. Sponsors must be full-time faculty but can be from any division of the university.

Summer proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Fall proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26, and should be submitted online. For applications and more information, go to www.jhu.edu/pura or e-mail pura@jhu.edu.

The Johns Hopkins Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research — Applications are being accepted for the Johns Hopkins Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research, which is funded through an NIH Roadmap for Medical Research grant. The program aims to prepare fellows to work within an interdisciplinary research team to address the complex challenge of pain. Through course work, mentored research experiences, a research project and preparation of grant applications and of papers, fellows will receive training in two or more areas of expertise—behavioral/social science, neuroscience or clinical research.

The application deadline is Feb. 28. To apply, go to www.hopkinspainfellowship.org. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply; the NIH salary structure is followed.

Announcing New Travel Award — The Hon. Ruth D. Vogel Fund for Professional Development will give up to four awards per year, of $500 each, to JHMI students, residents or postdoctoral fellows, for travel or related expenses to attend a scientific workshop, conference or similar scholarly meeting. The candidate must be the presenting author of a talk or poster. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and senior staff. The application deadline is March 15. Awards will be announced on April 1.

To obtain the application form, e-mail jhmipdo@jhmi.edu.

The fund was established in memory of Ruth D. Vogel, an attorney and judge, whose career demonstrated her belief in social justice and the potential of young people.