The Whitaker International Summer Program
***Funding is not available for Summer 2017 and beyond. Students may consider other scholarships administered by IIE for study abroad, such as the State Department’s Gilman Scholarship and National Security Education Program’s Boren Scholarship, as well as many other non-IIE administered opportunities available through the IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding directory.
The program provided funding for U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers to continue their existing Master’s or PhD work abroad of high-quality, individually-arranged, research OR internship in industry OR coursework relevant to their field under the supervision of a mentor to:
Summer grantees must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must
The following are not eligible for consideration:
Summer grantees go abroad for 8 weeks (between June 1 and August 31)
The grant provides:
All applicants should review the detailed instructions on application procedure before beginning the online application.
Applications must be completed and submitted electronically by the first Tuesday in February.
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 application.
The below forms are required components of a complete application, and must be submitted online, except as noted.
*Must be submitted in hard copy. We can accept these components together or separately. If submitted by the applicant, the letter and transcript(s) 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. The materials must be received by the deadline. Mail by the deadline to:
Whitaker International Program
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017