2018 Vredenburg Recipients

Want to travel abroad this summer … for free?

Check out the Vredenburg Travel Fund!

2019 Vredenburg Travel Recipients
(T. Aluko not pictured)

The Vredenburg Travel Fund offers strong Johns Hopkins engineering students the opportunity to apply their engineering, technology, and applied science skills and training in an international setting. The Fund encourages engineering majors of any discipline 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 can be funded to a maximum of $8,000; the typical range of the Vredenburg Travel Fund is between $5,000 and $7,500, depending on the location of the experience. 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 recipients and funding of the proposals. However, students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for an additional stipend upon return.

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 (see below) to learn what is required for the application process in more detail.

Vredenburg Project Application Information & Guidelines > (.pdf will not open in IE, please use Chrome)

*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 20, 2020.

Timeline

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – Applications (all components) are due by 11:59 p.m. on 2/26/20. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Friday, March 13, 2020 – All applicants will be notified of results by 5:00 p.m. (Decisions will not be shared earlier.)
  • Late March / Early April – Budgets are reviewed and finalized.

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

Information Sessions

All Information Sessions except for the 2019 Post-Trip Showcase will be held in 125 Wyman Park suite’s Conference Room.  Although not required, it is requested that you RSVP to attend one of the Information Sessions.

  • Monday, October 7, 2019; 5-7 p.m.; 2019 POST-TRIP SHOWCASE; 400 Wyman Park Conference Room
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019; 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019; 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019; 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019; 4-5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 11, 2019; 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 3-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 10-11 a.m.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions or are unable to attend an Information Session, please email Vredenburg@jhu.edu or stop by 125 Wyman Park Building and request to speak with the Vredenburg Travel Fund Coordinator, if available.  Additionally, feel free to contact previous recipients (see below) to learn about their experiences.

Previous Recipients

2019 Winners
If you hover over a recipient's name, it is hyperlinked to his/her email address.
Recipient NameMajorType of ProjectInstitution/HostLocation
Tayoshe (Simi) Aluko, '21CivilService Project/ResearchEvery Living ThingDar Es Salaam, Tanzania
David Francisco, '21BMEResearchMax Planck Institute and Intelligent SystemsStuttgart, Germany
Kendall Free, '20Mat. Sci. & Eng.ResearchInstitute of Biomaterials and BioengineeringTokyo, Japan
Armstrong Gbessagee, '20ChemBEInternshipVolta IrrigationKigali, Rwanda
Shayan Hemmati, '21BMEResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Jessica Intile, '21ChemBEResearchUniversity of ZurichZurich, Switzerland
Sandeep Kambhampati, '21BMEResearchHeidelberg UniversityHeidelberg, Germany
Grace Kuroki, '20BME ResearchThe Royal Melbourne HospitalMelbourne, Australia
Madeline Lee, '21BMEResearchHlokomela ClinicHoedspruit, South Africa
Jody Mou, '21BMEResearchETH ZurichBasel, Switzerland
Katherine Smith, '20ChemBEResearchUniversity of Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, Argentina
Andrea Thurnheer, '21ChemBEResearchETH ZurichZurich, Switzerland
Maggie Wang, '21BMEResearchÉcole Normale Supérieure Paris-SaclayCachan, France
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