Applications Open for Whitaker International Award for Bioengineers

Fellows and Scholars Program Deadline: January 20, 2015 | Application and Program Details
Summer Program Deadline: February 3, 2015 | Application and Program Details
The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program, which provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.
Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer at least 50 Fellow and Scholar grants annually; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. In the last competition cycle, more than 60 grants were awarded (including Fellows/Scholars and Summer awards), and we encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:
  • Fellows – Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
  • Scholars – Post-doctoral applicants who recently received their PhD. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.
Additional grant available:
  • Summer Grants – For currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients. Summer awards are for 8 weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend, along with additional benefits. Up to 20 awards will be available for summer 2015.