For Students

There are a variety of ways for students to get involved with the SNF Agora Institute

SNF Agora Student Grant Program

The SNF Agora Institute recently launched a new student grant program for Fall 2020! The institute will award up to $1,000 in grants to Johns Hopkins University students whose work is complementary to the institute’s mission of strengthening global democracy through civic engagement and inclusive dialogue. This grant program will enable students to pursue research projects, unpaid internships, and group projects, as well as host programming and travel to academic events.

Application are due by Sunday, April 19, 2020. Click here to learn more about the Student Grant Program.

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Apply to join the SNF Agora Student Engagement Board!

The SNF Agora Student Engagement Board was founded in fall 2019. Each year, we will select up to 15 Johns Hopkins students to serve on the board. Applications are reviewed and board members are selected in the spring for the following academic year. The board meets once a month throughout the fall and spring semesters. Board members are expected to commit approximately 4 to 5 hours of their time each month. Participation is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Board members will serve a one-year term that will be renewable upon mutual agreement.

The Student Engagement Board will work with SNF Agora faculty, staff, and leadership both to raise awareness about and participate in the development of our mission and presence on campus and in the broader community. Additionally, in an ongoing capacity, the Student Engagement Board will:

  • Provide insights on ways that SNF Agora can embed/become relevant to the larger student population
  • Serve as SNF Agora ambassadors on campus, including leading efforts to engage relevant student groups, programs, etc.
  • Connect SNF Agora with students for collaborations, outreach, engagement
  • Support efforts to create SNF Agora programming, events, and activities for broader community
  • Provide support for marketing and production of SNF Agora’s events and other activities
  • Engage in select focus groups to provide student perspective on projects (such as the design of the new building with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the development of relevant curricular and extracurricular offerings, specific program efforts, etc.)
  • Have access/opportunity to engage with SNF Agora visitors, faculty, distinguished scholars, and fellows for special events, dinners, etc.
  • Provide mentorship to new members and potential members of the Student Engagement Board
  • Act as SNF Agora student representatives for meetings with faculty, trustees, elected officials, policy makers, and others.

Click here to submit an application.

The deadline for this application is April 17, 2020.


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SNF Agora Institute Student Engagement Board

The Student Engagement Board is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from across the university who share our mission of strengthening democracy through civic engagement and inclusive dialogue.

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The SNF Agora Institute welcomes the opportunity to partner with Johns Hopkins University students and student-run organizations who share its mission of strengthening civic engagement and inclusive dialogue. Opportunities for collaboration include:

  • Inviting scholars and experts to campus
  • Designing courses and academic opportunities
  • Co-hosting conferences and events
  • Use of SNF Agora’s space for related student activities

Students who are interested partnering with SNF Agora should direct all inquiries to Catherine Miller.