National deadline: February 2, 2016
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- In the field of biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closely-related field (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine) or, if your institution doesn't offer a formalized BME program, have demonstrated commitment to the field of BME.
- No more than 3 years from the receipt of most recent degree, or be currently enrolled
- Language proficiency to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure.
- Bachelor's degree by the beginning date of the grant
- Enrolled in a BME or BME-related Master's or PhD program OR
- A recent recipient of an MS degree in BME or a BME-related field
Award summary and conditions: The Whitaker International Summer Program provides funding for U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers to continue abroad their existing Master's or PhD work of high-quality, individually-arranged, research OR internship in industry OR coursework relevant to their field under the supervision of a mentor to; Improve their expertise as scientists, help developing scientists open their minds to think and analyze on a broader, global level, build individual as well as institutional partnerships; and establish dialogues between the scientific community in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
The grant provides:
- Fixed-amount fellowship award
- Round-trip international fare
- Monthly living stipend commensurate with the expected expenses in the host country.
- Health and accident insurance
Application process: online and hard copy
Application requirements: All materials must be submitted online except as noted*
- Application Form
- Project Abstract (2 sentences)
- Essay (1 page minimum, 2 pages maximum)
- Letters of Reference (2)
- Official Transcripts from all Post-Secondary Degree Granting Institutions (one set whether official or unofficial must be submitted online, and one set sent as hard copy)*
- Letter of Support from Overseas Host Institution*
*Hard copy materials should be sent by the deadline to:
Whitaker International Awards Competition
U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
For detailed application information and guidelines go to: http://www.whitaker.org/grants/summer-grants/detailed-instructions. The online application will generate a PDF document automatically, which you will be able to preview.
Selection process: Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection in April
Contact information: The Whitaker International Program is administered by the U.S. Student Programs division at the Institute of International Education by:
Science & Technology Programs