Application deadline is May 1, 2023 at 11:59pm.

  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, Peabody Institute, etc.
  • Project Information

  • Documents

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • A 2-3 page proposal describing your intended research and why you feel qualified to pursue it. Your research proposal should include the following:

    • A description of the ideas, questions, or problems that guide your project.
    • The specific topic and library collection(s) to be explored (be very specific, consult with faculty and archivist mentors in advance about reasonably narrowing down a corpus of primary research materials available at Johns Hopkins). Please also note other planned research gathering activities (e.g. interviews, research at other institutions).
    • Your timeline for completion of the project.
    • Expected outcome of the project (research paper, online resource, etc.).
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt.
  • Faculty Letter of Recommendation

  • A letter of recommendation in Word or PDF format must also be sent directly from your Faculty Mentor to the Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager, Allison Seyler, at

    Please instruct your mentor to put your last name and the word "Reference" in the subject line. Letters are due no later than May 1, 2023, by 11:59 pm. Letter writers should address the following in their recommendations:

    • How long and in what capacity you have known the student?
    • What are the student’s academic strengths, qualifications, and ability to conduct independent research?
    • Please comment on the student’s ability to ethically handle any privacy concerns that may come up, should they propose a topic that may require access to Protected Health Information or other confidential student/personnel information.
    • Are you available to consult with the student on their research progress (preferably in person, but phone/Skype/email is also an option) during the proposed fellowship period?
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