Want to travel abroad this summer … for free?
Check out the Vredenburg Travel Fund!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- No information sessions are currently scheduled.
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.