2018 Vredenburg Recipients

Want to travel abroad this summer … for free?

Check out the Vredenburg Travel Fund!

2018 Vredenburg Recipients
2018 Vredenburg Recipients

The Vredenburg Travel Fund offers outstanding Johns Hopkins engineering students the opportunity to apply their engineering, technology, and applied science skills and training in an international setting. The Fund encourages students to broaden their engineering experience by giving them the chance to participate in international experiential activities through collaboration, investigation, and application.

Current engineering sophomores and juniors may apply to for the Vredenburg Travel Fund by proposing an international experience in the form of:

  • Research
  • Internship (paid or unpaid) OR
  • Service Project

(The Vredenburg Travel Fund does not cover traditional “study abroad” experiences.)

Projects will be funded to a maximum of $8,000; the typical range of the Vredenburg Travel Fund is between $5,500 and $6,500, depending on location. The Fund covers airfare, housing, food, and other reasonable expenses associated with the international experience. Financial need will not be a factor in selection of the scholars and funding of the proposals. However, students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for an additional stipend.

How to Apply

Applications for the Vredenburg Travel Fund are available solely online. Please use the links below to submit your application. IMPORTANT NOTE: you should submit the Host & Faculty Recommendation Contact Information Form as soon as you have identified those individuals*. Do not wait to submit that portion of the application until the day of the deadline. Once you submit their contact information, Vredenburg will contact the individuals directly to complete the Host Commitment form and Faculty Recommendation form. They must submit their forms by the deadline in order for your application to be eligible. Please review the Vredenburg Project Application Information & Guidelines to learn what is required for the application process in more detail.

*If you are applying to a separate program (e.g. DAAD/RISE, EWH Summer Institute, etc.) that you believe qualifies for the Vredenburg Travel Fund, you must identify an individual from the organization/program who can serve as the “host” and who is willing to complete the Host Commitment Form. On the form, this individual will need to indicate that you have applied to the program and will be notified of your acceptance in the “host” program no later than March 22, 2019.

Vredenburg Application and Project Guidelines (DOCX) >


  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Applications (all components) are due by 11:59 p.m. on 2/27/19. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Friday, March 15, 2019 – Award recipients notified
  • Late March / Early April – Budgets are reviewed and finalized; awards are distributed

Applicants are encouraged to make alternate summer plans in the event that they are not awarded support from the Vredenburg Travel Fund.

Information Sessions

  • No information sessions are currently scheduled.

Additional Questions

The Office of Academic Affairs has contact information for past participants who are willing to share their advice and experiences. Email Vredenburg@jhu.edu for more info, or stop by 103 Shaffer Hall.

Previous Participants

2018 Winners
RecipientMajorType of ProjectInstitution/HostTravel Destination
Shubhayu Bhattacharyay '20BME/AMSService ProjectEWH Summer InstituteGuatemala
Colin Bowen '20Env/AMSResearchWINDINSPIRE/Comillas Pontifical UniversityMadrid, Spain
Hongyi (Charlie) Guan '20ChemBEResearchInstitut CurieParis, France
Charles Gulian '19AMSResearchComillas Pontifical UniversityMadrid Spain
Shipra Khatri '19BMEInternshipSiemens HealthcareErlangen, Germany
Min Jung Kim '20BME/AMSResearchUniversity of PaviaPavia, Italy
Cheng-I (Jeff) Lai '19EEResearchUniversity of EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland
James Li '19BMEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Anna Lindsay '19Env.ResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Jessica Liu '19BMEResearchNUS SERIUSSingapore
Debanik Purkayastha '20BME/CSResearchNUS SERIUSSingapore
Natalia Rincon '19ChemBEResearchEcole Normale SupériuereParis, France
Alison Shapiro '20ChemBEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Steven Witkin '20AMSInternshipJulich, Germany
2017 Winners
RecipientMajorType of ProjectInstitution/HostTravel Destination
Alaleh Azhir '19BME/CS/AMSResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Jae Wook Chung '18ChemBEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Callie Deng '18BMEResearchUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, England
Jacob Deyell '18ChemBEResearchInstituto de Investigaciones BiomédicasMadrid, Spain
Lauren Fang '18BMEService ProjectEWHRwanda
William Franceschi '19BMEResearchUniversity of BordeauxBordeaux, France
Sun Jin (Emily) Kim '18CivilResearchNUS-SERIUSSingapore
Bryan Li '19EEResearchNUS-SERIUSSingapore
Gunnar Mattson '19BMEInternshipWyss Translational Center - ZurichZurich, Switzerland
Nathanial McKeever '19MatSci/PeabodyResearchUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdam
Richard Oh '19ChemBEResearchHannover School of MedicineHannover, Germany
Kevin Peters '19MechEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Joanna Schneider '18ChemBE/MathResearchImperial College LondonLondon, England
Daniel Vresilovic '18EEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
2016 Winners
RecipientMajorType of ProjectInstitution/HostTravel Destination
Abhishek Gami '18ChemBEResearch/InternshipSERIUS: NUSSingapore
Amy Xiao '18BMEResearchNUSSingapore
Christopher Micek '17BMEResearchTokyo Inst. of Tech.Tokyo, Japan
Dani Kiyasseh '18BMEResearchImperial CollegeLondon, England
Daniel Tabas '18MechEResearchNational University of Ireland MaynoothMaynooth, Ireland
Emily Mancuso '17MechEResearchUniversity College LondonLondon, England
Jessica Zionts '17Env. Eng.ResearchEnvironmental Change InstituteOxford, England
Jiaqi Wang '18BMEResearchVrije University Medical CenterAmsterdam, Netherlands
Kevin Li '18MatSci & AMSResearch/InternshipSERIUS: NUSSingapore
Lingga Adidharma '17BMEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Paige Stanley '18ChemBEResearchTrinity College DublinDublin, Ireland
Richard Shi '17BMEService ProjectEW Summer InstituteRwanda
Samantha Yu Wang '17EEResearch/InternshipSERIUS: NUSSingapore
Seung Mi (Lucy) Oh '17BMEService ProjectEW SUMMER InstituteTanzania
Thomas Athey '18BMEResearchUniversity of GlasgowGlasgow, Scotland
2015 Winners
RecipientMajorType of ProjectHost InstitutionTravel Destination
Alexandra Berges '17 BME & CSResearchICM/ARAMISParis, France
Andreas Chai '17ChemBEResearchINSERMParis, France
Karthik Chellamuthu '17BMEInternship/ResearchSINAPSE/NUSSingapore
Xinyi (Cindy) Chen '17ChemBEResearchUCL School of PharmacyLondon, England
Michael Chickering '16BMEResearchKyoto UniversityKyoto, Japan
Paola Donis '17BMEService ProjectEWH Summer InstituteNicaragua
Dmitriy Kats '16MechEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Kristen Manto '17ChemBEResearchInstitut CurieParis, France
Laura Marlowe '17EnviroEInternship/Service Project3iDsGrand Canary Island, Spain
BaDoi Phan '16BMEResearchOxford UniversityOxford, England
Erica Schwarz '17BMEInternship/ResearchSERIUS/NUSSingapore
Benjamin Wheeler '16BMEResearchInternational Institute for Integrated Sleep MedicineTsukuba, Japan