The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.
If you meet the following requirements, one or more of the Whitaker International Programs may be right for you.
Please visit the specific programs for detailed eligibility requirements.
The Whitaker International Program has 2 elements.
For 2015 the program will fund:
For the last 10 years, IIE has had the privilege of administering the Whitaker International Program which will be coming to an end in 2018. IIE will continue to administer the program until the end date of Dec 31, 2018.
2017 will be the last competition cycle for the awards, and the last set of awards will also be issued in 2017.
* NOTE: If you are at an institution that does not offer a formalized BME program, you should have a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME. Significant coursework, research, laboratory/work experience are some of the ways to demonstrate such commitment.