Documents for Fellows and Scholars

Please find below documents that you will need to complete and submit all the forms (other than the benefits forms which are due sooner) at least 6 weeks prior to your grant start date.

  1. Grant Benefits form for Fellows*
  2. Grant Benefits for post-doc Scholars*
  3. Terms and Conditions of the Whitaker Grant
  4. Travel Itinerary Form
  5. Emergency Contact Information Form
  6. Bank Information (for direct deposit of your payments as outlined in your Grant Authorization form)

*The grant benefits form helps the Whitaker Program determine your grant budget. Therefore, please indicate your provisional willingness to accept this award by completing the form and returning it within 2 weeks. This is not binding, but allows us to plan your grant budget. Final confirmation of the award will be contingent upon receiving signed terms and the grant authorization form which will be emailed to you individually.


Please complete and return the Mid-term report at the half-way mark of your grant.

You should submit all documents via the IIE self-service portal, instructions for which were sent out when you were notified of your selection.

Health Insurance Information

The Whitaker International Program provides grantees with health insurance for the duration of their grants. Grantees are covered by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) (Gerhard, can you hyperlink Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) to http://culturalinsurancecome). The CISI brochure provides details about what is covered under the policy along with a claim form.

To print your insurance ID, please create an account by going to and entering your First Name, Last Name, and Birth Date. Select MYCISI at the top right hand corner. You will see the option to create a login.