Holiday Schedule Notice
Consistent with the published university holiday schedule,
the university will be closed half-day on Wednesday, Dec.
24, all day Thursday, Dec. 25; half-day on Wednesday, Dec.
31, and all day Thursday, Jan. 1.
A liberal leave plan is in effect for Friday, Dec.
Grant Writing Workshop
The Professional Development Office at JHMI is sponsoring a
two-day grant-writing workshop, open only to junior
faculty. All participants must attend the first session,
which is designed to assist first-time applicants with
writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed research proposal.
The workshop focuses on the NIH research plan, including
the abstract and specific aims, background and
significance, preliminary studies, and research design and
methods. This session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the West Room of the Turner
The second part of the workshop consists of small
group discussions of participants' abstracts and specific
aims. Participants will choose one of three dates--Jan. 12,
13 or 15, 2004--for this session, which is scheduled from
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 1830 Building, room 2-108.
One week prior to the second session, participants
must submit a draft of their abstract and specific aims. In
addition to discussing these sections of the application in
small groups, all participants will receive a written
critique of their abstract and specific aims from the
course instructor, Wendy Sanders, director of the
Professional Development Office and a member of the School
of Medicine faculty. To register for the workshop, call
410-502-2804 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 40
Provost's Undergraduate Research
In an effort to encourage undergraduates to engage in
research activity, the Provost's Undergraduate Research
Awards program was initiated in 1993. The program was
founded on the belief that involvement in research not only
enhances a student's learning experience but helps develop
important skills in proposal writing, obtaining research
funding, carrying out a project and reporting the
Hundreds of students have since participated in
projects embracing topics as diverse as archaeology, art
history, gene development and techno-pop music.
The research is performed in either the summer or the
fall, and any freshman, sophomore or junior in Arts and
Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody is eligible to
apply for the awards, which are granted in amounts of up to
$3,000 with the option of conducting the research for
academic credit. The Hodson Trust has donated funding for
Applications for summer proposals are due by noon on
March 5, 2004, and for fall by noon on April 2, 2004, in
the office of Theodore O. Poehler, vice provost for
research, 276 Garland, Homewood campus.
For more details, go to
www.jhu.edu/pura or call 410-516-8671.
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