2018 Vredenburg Recipients

Summer 2021 Updates


Unfortunately, as of 2/22/21, the Vredenburg Travel Fund will not be supporting travelers for the Summer 2021 cycle. The Whiting School of Engineering is following the directive of the university which has suspended all university-funded international travel for undergraduates through Summer 2021 due to the on-going global COVID-19 pandemic.  Please see here for more information from the Office of Study Abroad.

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

At the time of travel, selected students will be rising juniors and seniors who will be returning to JHU for at least one full term post-travel.

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.

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

We hope to resume the Vredenburg Travel Fund for the Summer 2022 cycle.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions or are unable to attend an Information Session, please email [email protected] 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

*JHU suspended all travel for Summer 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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