International Trainees

Johns Hopkins Office of International Resources

The Office of International Services (OIS) assists international students, scholars, researchers, clinicians, staff and faculty with visas and immigration. We also support the administrators who assist them.
Visit OIS Website

International Student Resources

The JHU Career Planning website provides resources to find international employment, US citizen and Immigration services, and international business culture guides.
Visit JHU Career Planning Website

Visa Sponsorship Database

Myvisajobs is a searchable database of H1B, greencard, and student sponsorship data.
It allows you to search for different employers or industries with sponsorship history. The site also contains reports and overviews of visa types.
Visit Myvisajobs Website


GoinGlobal is an on-line subscription free to JHU PhD students that provides international job search advice and opportunities.
Visit GoinGlobal Website

Resources for Non-native English Speakers

Visit ESL Resources Page

National Postdoc Association

The NPA has many resources for international postdocs and trainees. View their International Postdoc Survival Guide for information on visas, taxes, and more. The NPA also has legal seminars for international trainees and advice from immigration lawyers.
Visit the NPA website

Funding Opportunities

Finding funding opportunities for international trainees can be challenging, but they do exist. The following databases include grants and fellowships in which international trainees are eligible.

Fogarty International Center Non-NIH Funding Opportunities
This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Pivot Funding Database
This database is available to JHU affiliates and lists funding opportunities that amount to over $55 billion dollars.

Private Funding and disease-specific funding

International trainees may be eligible for private funding and disease-specific funding sponsored by non-profit organizations. Some examples are below:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
James S. McDonnell Foundation
Human Frontier Science Program
American Heart Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation