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Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

This program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities:

Conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or
Pursuing coursework at an academic institution or
Interning at a policy institute, or in an industrial or non-profit setting
Other options are possible

Whitaker Fellows (pre-doctoral) must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must

hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant or
Be in or have recently completed a Master’s degree or
Be in a PhD program or
Be currently employed, with the most recent degree no higher than an MS
Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months)

Whitaker Scholars (post-doctoral) must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must:

Currently have a PhD (within the past 3 years of grant start date) or will be awarded the PhD before beginning a Whitaker grant.
Scholars go abroad for one semester or up one year (12 months)

Round-trip international airfare
A monthly living stipend to commensurate with cost of living in host country
Health & Accident insurance


mid January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant

Graduate: At any stage OR recent MS and Phd recipient

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship
Study / Research Abroad

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Post Bachelors

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Mathematics and Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 23, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17