Visiting Student Fellowship


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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.



Non-JHSPH students are eligible to apply.  This includes students currently enrolled in degree-bearing programs (e.g., BA, MD, AuD, PhD) at Johns Hopkins or other institutions.



For students interested in a stipend 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, Senior Academic Program Coordinator, at 


Applicants are urged to reach out in advance to Center faculty Jennifer Deal to inquire about pre- and postdoctoral training opportunities.

How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV or NIH Biosketch
  • Academic transcript (optional)

Important Dates

There are 2 application deadlines per year

  • April 1st
  • November 1st.


Contact Shannon Smitherman with questions about submission procedures at 443-287-7779 or

Relevant Documents

2020-2021 Trainee Handbook