CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
open through
FRIDAY JANUARY 28, 2022 | 11:59PM EST

The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars was created on the recommendation of then-president Milton S. Eisenhower and approved by the university’s board of trustees on May 1, 1967.

The society — the first of its kind in the nation — honors individuals who completed their graduate, postdoctoral, professional or performance training at Johns Hopkins, but are not currently affiliated, and who have achieved marked professional or scholarly distinction in their fields.

Nominees must have been in residence at Johns Hopkins University for at least one year and must have been separated from JHU for at least 5 years prior to the nomination deadline of the current year. All graduate and postdoctoral alumni are eligible. Peabody post-baccalaureate performance alumni are also eligible.

ELECTED MEMBERS | 1969 – Present

NOMINATION GUIDELINES | The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars honors individuals who completed their graduate, postdoctoral, professional or performance training at Johns Hopkins, but are not currently affiliated, and who have achieved marked professional or scholarly distinction in their fields.

ELIGIBILITY | Nominees must have been in residence at Johns Hopkins University for at least one year and must have been separated from JHU for at least 5 years prior to the nomination deadline of the current year. All graduate and postdoctoral alumni are eligible. Peabody post-baccalaureate performance alumni are also eligible. The selection process will favor those for whom training at Johns Hopkins was clearly instrumental in launching their outstanding, independent careers.

INSTRUCTIONS | Complete nominations will include the following via online submission:

  • Nominee’s Complete CV
  • List of ≤ 5 of nominee’s major publications, awards, performances, recordings, and other significant achievements by the nominee subsequent to the nominee’s training at JHU
  • Nominator’s Statement of Support (limit 200 words) highlighting the nominee’s major contributions to their field. Should the nominee be elected into the Society of Scholars, this statement may be used in part or in its entirety in the Society of Scholars Induction Ceremony Program and/or other materials.

After verifying the eligibility of prospective inductees with the appropriate Registrar or academic division, Johns Hopkins faculty may initiate the inductee nomination process by emailing SocietyofScholars@jhu.edu with the following details:

  • Nominator Name, Division/School, Email Address
  • Nominee Name, JHU Affiliation [Division/School & Department]

Please direct inquiries to SocietyofScholars@jhu.edu.

SOCIETY OF SCHOLARS | SELECTION COMMITTEE

The Society of Scholars Selection Committee, whose members are distributed among the academic divisions, annually elects a limited number of scholars from the candidates nominated by the academic division.

John Groopman, Committee Chair
Edyth Schoenrich Professor in Preventive Medicine
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Kala Visvanathan
Professor & Director of Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Prevention
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Phillip Phan
Alonzo & Virginia Decker Professor
Carey Business School

Mary Favret
Professor & Vice Dean for Graduate Education & Centers, Programs & Institutes
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Kip Wile
Professor, Music Theory
Peabody Institute

William Zartman
Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization & Conflict Resolution
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Hunter Gehlbach
Professor & Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
School of Education

Ericka Matunis
Professor of Cell Biology
School of Medicine

Eileen P.G. (Patti) Vining
Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics
School of Medicine

Nancy Reynolds
Professor & Associate Dean of Global Affairs
School of Nursing

John Wierman
Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Whiting School of Engineering