Whitaker International Program

Fellowship Information


The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad. The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering.

Who Should Apply:

Have U.S. citizenship OR be a permanent legal resident of the U.S. Be in the field of biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closely-related field (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine). *Be no more than 3 years from the receipt of your most recent degree, or be currently enrolled.Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure.

Program Duration:

The Whitaker International Program has two additional grants available:

  • Summer Grants – For currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients. Summer awards are for 8 weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend, along with additional benefits. Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2013.
  • Undergraduate Grants – For currently enrolled Undergraduate Students with a study abroad program approved by their home university related to Biomedical Engineering. Up to 15 awards will be available for the Spring 2013 term.
Number & Amount Available:

For 2013 the program will fund:

  • 60 Fellow and Scholar Grants
  • 20 Summer Grants
  • 40 Undergraduate Grants
Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
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Initial Deadline:
January 20th
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
January 20th
National Deadline Info:
See website for application materials at the end of August 2015