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Who should apply?

U.S.-based biomedical engineers who are graduating seniors, graduate students, post-docs or early-career professionals. Applicants should be either currently-enrolled or no more than three years from their most recent degree.

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Where can Fellows and Scholars go?

Any host organization outside the U.S. and Canada at which Fellows or Scholars can undertake a substantive BME project to enhance their careers.

Potential Host Institutions and Current Host Institutions

What is included?

Benefits include maintenance allowance, airfare, accident and sickness insurance, partial tuition reimbursement (Fellows only), and access to grantee events, as well as membership in an elite alumni resource network.

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Who is The Whitaker Foundation

From 1975 until 2006, The Whitaker Foundation supported the development and enhancement of biomedical engineering (BME) in the United States, contributing nearly $700 million to universities. When they closed, The Whitaker Foundation committed its remaining funds to the Institute of International Education to create the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program, with the goal of enhancing international collaborative ties between the emerging leaders in the U.S. BME community and their counterparts abroad.

Learn more about The Whitaker Foundation

Participant Stories
  • Elaine Hillenmeyer, Whitaker International Fellow

    U.S. student Elaine Hillenmeyer pursued a doctorate in biomedical engineering with the help of a Whitaker International Fellowship.

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