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.


2017 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 available in Shaffer 103 and at the link below. Proposed projects must have an appropriate academic component. Applicants must submit a justification for the requested funding, detailing their projected expenses for the summer.

    Vredenburg Application and Project Guidelines >

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    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Applications due to Vredenburg@jhu.edu.
      • Applications (all components) are due by 11:59 p.m. 2/28/18. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Friday, March 16, 2018 – 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.

    • Monday, October 2, 2017; 5 to 7 p.m.; Malone G33/35*
    • Monday, October 16, 2017; 3 to 4 p.m.; Croft 170
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017; 2 to 3 p.m.; Croft 170
    • Friday, November 3, 2017; 2 to 3 p.m.; Croft 170
    • Monday, November 6, 2017; 3 to 4 p.m.; Croft 170
    • Thursday, November 16, 2017; 10 to 11 a.m.; Croft 170
    • Monday, November 27, 2017; 3 to 4 p.m.; Croft 170
    • Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 10 to 11 a.m.; Croft 170
    • Thursday, December 7, 2017; 2 to 3 p.m.; Croft 170

    *This is the Vredenburg 2017 Post-Trip Showcase. All 2017 recipients will briefly share about their experiences. Light refreshments will be provided!

  • 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.

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
Recipient Type of Project Host Institution Travel Destination
Adrian Pearl, ’16 (MechE) Internship/Research University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand
Amanda Facklam, ’15 (BME) Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Amy Sun, ’16 (BME & MechE) Internship/Research National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Antonio Spina, ’16 (BME) Research University of Cologne-CECAD Cologne, Germany
Christopher Hunt, ’16 (BME) Research University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Emily Rencsok, ’16 (BME & AMS) Research Trinity College- TCBE Dublin, Ireland
Hee Won Park, ’16 (ChemBE) Research University College London- Royal Free Hospital London, England
Henry Sanchez, ’16 (MatsSci) Internship/Research National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Ka Ho (Nicholas) Cheung, ’16 (BME) Internship/Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Lucas Shores, ’15 (BME) Research Seoul National University Seoul, Korea
Michelle Bohrson, ’15 (DoGEE) Research/Service Project National Engineering University Lima, Peru
Neil Rens, ’16 (BME) Service Project EWH Summer Institute Kigali, Rwanda
Rose Wall, ’16 (ECE) Internship/Research National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Sakina Girnary, ’15 (BME) Research King’s College London London, England
Vamsi Chunduru, ’15 (ECE & CS) Research King’s College London London, England


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