Brown Family Travel Fund

The Brown Family Travel Fund is an endowment supported by the H.L. and Elizabeth M. Brown Foundation. The fund is geared toward rising or current seniors in the international studies program. Funding for travel-related expenses is awarded based on submitted proposals for projects (research projects, international conferences, etc.) that students wish to complete during their senior year or the summer preceding it.

The amount of the stipend is limited and will be determined based on available funds and the number of selected students. The stipend may be used by students to partially support the costs of transportation and reasonable lodging expenses in the foreign country.

Should you wish to submit a proposal for funding by the Brown Family Travel Fund, please send a one-page summary of your proposed project, an unofficial copy of your transcript, and a proposed budget to International Studies Program Director Sydney Van Morgan (sydney@jhu.edu) by the appropriate deadline:

  • November 30: Intersession/Spring projects
  • April 1: Summer/Fall projects

Note: All undergraduates participating in university sponsored international research and/or study projects must meet with a study abroad advisor and register with the Office of Study Abroad. Furthermore, students whose experience is in a country determined to be at high risk by the U.S. Department of State must submit a petition to the Office of Study Abroad.

Past Winners

2018

  • Emily Pastrana, for travel to/from and research in Cuba during intersession

2016

  • Grace Scott, for work as a teaching assistant coordinator for an international boarding school in Beijing, China

2015

  • Corey Payne, for travel related to the intersession course “Japan: Politics and History”

2014

  • Dennis Hong, for travel to 2014 Asia Investment Banking Conference in Korea