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:

  • Improve their expertise as scientists
  • Help developing scientists open their minds to think and analyze on a broader, global level
  • Build individual as well as institutional partnerships; and,
  • Establish dialogues between the scientific community in the U.S. and the rest of the world.