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:
Whitaker Fellows (pre-doctoral) must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must
Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months)
Whitaker Scholars (post-doctoral) must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must:
Scholars go abroad for one semester or up one year (12 months)
The following are not eligible for consideration:
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program offers a stipend commensurate with the recipient’s experience and expected expenses in the host country.
Additional Grants or scholorships
You are required to by the grant terms report any additional grants or scholarships that you have been awarded for the same time period as your Whitaker Grant. In most cases, we are able to work with you to ensure that you receive maximum benefits. Failure to report additional grants or funding will result in the revocation of your grant. Duplicate funding is not allowable under your Whitaker Grant.
Grant Start Date
Awards typically begin between August 1st and October 1st, but may begin as early as July 1 of the competition year, and as late as June 30 of the following year. Grantees cannot be in their host country or host institution for more than 6 months prior to starting the grant (i.e. if you plan to start your grant in the UK July 1, 2017 and you have already been living there in 2016, you are ineligible).
All applicants should review the detailed instructions on application procedure before beginning the online application.
Applications must be completed and submitted electronically by the third Tuesday in January. This is the "received by" and not the postmarked deadline. All components of the application including online and hard copy materials MUST be RECEIVED by the deadline. The application is submitted online which includes the biographical information, essays, resume, recommendations. Hard copy materials include the letter of support from the overseas host institution and transcripts. The application does not need to be mailed in, only the letter of support and transcripts need to be mailed. Failure to follow submission instructions may disqualify an applicant.
The online application will generate a PDF document automatically, which you will be able to preview. To see what your auto-generated document will look like, click to see a sample PDF (283 KB). Note: you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program to view PDF documents.
Click here for the online application.
The below forms are required components of a complete application, and must be submitted online, except as noted.
*Originals must be submitted in hard copy (please note, original means hard copy that is signed/stamped and not a scanned or emailed version). We can accept these components together or separately. The letter must be in a sealed envelope, signed across the flap by the author; each transcript should be forwarded in the envelope in which it was received from the submitting institution. Mail by the deadline to:
Whitaker International Program
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017