Vredenburg Travel Fund

Want to travel abroad this summer…for FREE?

Check out the Vredenburg Travel Fund!

The Vredenburg Travel Fund allows outstanding engineering students at Johns Hopkins 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.

2018 Vredenburg Recipients

2018 Vredenburg recipients.

Current engineering SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS may apply to become Vredenburg Scholars 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 the 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.

  • Applications for the Vredenburg Travel Fund are now 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 that can serve as the “Host” and 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.

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018; 2 to 3 p.m.; Croft G40
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 10 to 11 a.m.; Croft G40
    • Wednesday, October 31, 2018; 3 to 4 p.m.; Croft G40
    • Monday, November 5, 2018; 2 to 3 p.m.; Croft G40
    • Friday, November 16, 2018; 3 to 4 p.m.; Croft G40
    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018; 10 to 11 a.m.; Croft G40
    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 2 to 3 p.m.; Croft G40
    • Monday, December 3, 2018; 10 to 11 a.m.; Croft G40
  • 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 Shaffer 103.


Type of Project Institution/host


Shubhayu Bhattacharyay ’20


Service Project EWH Summer Institute Guatemala
Colin Bowen ’20


Research WINDINSPIRE/Comillas Pontifical University Madrid, Spain
Hongyi (Charlie) Guan ’20


Research Institut Curie Paris, France
Charles Gulian ’19


Research Comillas Pontifical University Madrid, Spain
Shipra Khatri ‘19


Internship Siemens Healthcare Erlangen, Germany
Min Jung Kim ‘20



University of Pavia

Pavia, Italy
Cheng-I (Jeff) Lai ’19


Research University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland
James Li ’19 BME Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Anna Lindsay ’19


Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Jessica Liu ’19 BME Research NUS SERIUS Singapore
Debanik Purkayastha ’20 BME/CS Research NUS SERIUS Singapore
Natalia Rincon ’19 ChemBE Research Ecole Normale Supériuere Paris, France
Alison Shapiro ’20 ChemBE Research EPFL


Lausanne, Switzerland


Steven Witkin ’20 AMS Internship Julich, Germany
Recipient Type of Project Institution/host Location
Alaleh Azhir ’19 BME/CS/AMS Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Jae Wook Chung ’18 ChemBE Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Callie Deng ’18 BME Research University of Cambridge Cambridge, England
Jacob Deyell ’18 ChemBE Research Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Madrid, Spain
Lauren Fang ’18 BME Service Project EWH Rwanda
William  Franceschi ’19 BME Research University of Bordeaux Bordeaux, France
Sun Jin (Emily) Kim ’18 Civil Research NUS- SERIUS Singapore
Bryan Li ’19 EE Research NUS- SERIUS Singapore
Gunnar Mattson ’19 BME Internship Wyss Translational Center Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
Nathaniel McKeever ’19 Mats Sci/Peabody Research University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Richard Oh ’19 ChemBE Research Hannover School of Medicine Hannover, Germany
Kevin Peters ’19 MechE Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Joanna Schneider ’18 ChemBE/Math Research Imperial College London London, England
Daniel Vresilovic ’18 EE Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Recipient Type of Project Institution/host Location
Abhishek Gami ’18 ChemBE Research/Internship SERIUS: NUS Singapore
Amy Xiao ’18 BME Research NUS Singapore
Christopher Micek ’17 BME Research Tokyo Inst of Tech Tokyo, Japan
Dani Kiyasseh ’18 BME Research Imperial College London, England
Daniel Tabas ‘18 MechE Research National University of Ireland Maynooth Maynooth, Ireland
Emily Mancuso ’17 MechE Research University College London London, England
Jessica Zionts ’17 Env. Eng Research Environmental Change Institute Oxford, England
Jiaqi Wang ’18 BME Research Vrije University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kevin Li ’18 (Mat. Sci. & AMS) Research/Internship SERIUS: NUS Singapore
Lingga Adidharma ’17 BME Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Paige Stanley ’18 ChemBE Research Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland
Richard Shi ’17 BME Service Project EWH Summer Institute Rwanda
Samantha Yu Wang ’17 EE Research/Internship SERIUS: NUS Singapore
Seung Mi (Lucy) Oh ’17 BME Service Project EWH Summer Institute Tanzania
Thomas Athey ’18 BME Research University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland
Recipient Type of Project Host Institution Travel Destination
Alexandra Berges ’17 (BME&CS) Research ICM/ARAMIS Paris, France
Andreas Chai ’17 (ChemBE) Research INSERM Paris, France
Karthik Chellamuthu ’17 (BME) Internship/Research SINAPSE/NUS Singapore
Xinyi (Cindy) Chen ’17, (ChemBE) Research UCL School of Pharmacy London. England
Michael Chickering ’16 (BME) Research Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
Paola Donis ’17 (BME) Service Project EWH Summer Institute Nicaragua
Dmitriy Kats ’16 (MechE) Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Kristen Manto ’17 (ChemBE) Research Institut Curie Paris, France
Laura Marlowe ’17 (EnviroE) Internship/Service Project 3iDs Grand Canary Island, Spain
BaDoi Phan ’16 (BME) Research Oxford University Oxford, England
Erica Schwarz ’17 (BME) Internship/Research SERIUS/NUS Singapore
Benjamin Wheeler ’16 (BME) Research International Institute for
Integrated Sleep Medicine
Tsukuba, Japan


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