The Cochlear Center provides scholarships and stipends for two general categories of students:
JHSPH students who are enrolled in degree-bearing programs (typically, MHS, MPH, and PhD) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health who are conducting research in areas consistent with the Center’s mission - For Master’s degree students, scholarships are for tuition support only. For doctoral students, scholarships can cover both tuition and/or living stipends. For students pursuing a degree at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, receipt of Cochlear Center scholarship funding is contingent on being accepted into the chosen degree program. The Cochlear Center has no influence on the application and review process for candidates applying to these degree programs.
Non-JHSPH students wishing to spend anywhere from 1 to 12 months conducting research with Center faculty - These students generally include medical students who would like to conduct a summer research project (JHSOM Scholarly Concentration summer students, visiting doctoral students from other institutions) or medical students who would like to take a year off during medical school to conduct research. The Cochlear Center provides stipends for living expenses for such non-JHSPH students.
JHSPH students - Students who have received notification of JHSPH acceptance or who have already matriculated into a JHSPH degree program may apply for Cochlear Center scholarship funding. For students not yet enrolled in a degree-bearing program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, candidates should apply to the chosen degree program per the program’s instructions. Scholarship support from the Cochlear Center will be considered on an individual basis pending availability of funds and the strength of the candidate’s application in consultation with the student’s primary department.
Non-JHSPH students – Students currently enrolled in other degree-bearing programs (e.g., BA, MD, AuD, PhD) at Johns Hopkins or other institutions are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
For students interested in a scholarship (JHSPH students) or stipend (non-JHSPH students) from the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health:
- There are 2 application deadlines per year - April 1st and November 1st.
- The candidate should submit the following to the Cochlear Center:
- ≤ 3 page cover letter providing candidate background, academic/research interests, and future career plans
- Academic transcript (optional)
- CV or NIH biosketch
All materials related to potential Cochlear Center support should be submitted to Shannon Smitherman, Academic Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Applicants are urged to reach out in advance to Center faculty Jennifer Deal to inquire about pre- and postdoctoral training opportunities.
- Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to Jennifer Deal prior to submitting any materials.
- Materials should be submitted via email to Shannon Smitherman, Academic Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact Shannon Smitherman with questions about submission procedures at 410-955-0920 or email@example.com.
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James TingTing is a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins with an interest in hearing loss research. He will be spending the 2018-2019 academic year as a predoctoral research trainee in the Center under the mentorship of Jennifer Deal and supported by the Cochlear Center.
Alan ShanShan is a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins interested in otolaryngology. He will be taking a year off from medical school to focus on hearing loss research at the Center where he will be supported by the Cochlear Center and will work closely with Carrie Nieman on projects exploring hearing care in the community.
Michael YongYong is an otolaryngology resident in British Columbia who is pursuing a joint MPH/MBA at Johns Hopkins with the support of a Cochlear Center scholarship. He is also concurrently a Sommer Scholar and his research will focus on the health economic implications of hearing loss in older adults.
Osama TarabichiTarabichi completed medical training in Ireland and Bahrain before doing a postdoctoral fellowship at MEEI. He is now pursuing an MPH at Johns Hopkins with a scholarship from the Cochlear Center for Hearing & Public Health.
Aishwarya ShuklaShukla is a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins planning to go into otolaryngology. She spent the summer of 2017 working with Nick Reed investigating hearing loss and patient-provider communication. She is now taking a year off before her fourth year of medical school and is enrolled as an MPH student with a scholarship from the Cochlear Center where she will continue in this line of research.
Danielle PowellPowell is an audiologist who is currently pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology and is jointly funded by the Cochlear Center and the Epidemiology of Aging training program. Her mentors include Jennifer Deal and Alden Gross and she is studying hearing and cognition.
Pablo Martinez AmezcuaMartinez Amezcua is a physician from Mexico who completed his MHS at Johns Hopkins and is now pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology. He is jointly funded by the Cochlear Center and the Department of Epidemiology, and his research will be focused on how hearing may affect the physical activities and functioning of older adults