Research Management Group (RMG)

Whitaker International Programs

The Whitaker International Programs provide funding for overseas research opportunities for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students in the field of biomedical engineering/ bioengineering or closely-related field (chemical, mechanical engineering with substantive interest and background in biomedicine).

Grantees may carry out their study abroad programs in any country outside of the U.S., except Canada (see "How to do BME ovears" below >>)

**Applicants must be nominated by the Department Chair of Bioengineering or the Dean of the School of Engineering.


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.



1. Fellow Grants (pre-doctoral students)



2. Scholar Grants (Postdoctoral Fellows)




3. Summer Grants (master and Ph.D. graduate students)



4. Undergraduate Scholarship Programs (2nd, 3rd, Senior undergraduate BME students




5. "How to do BME Overseas?"

All Whitaker grantees must establish a host relationship in their country of choice to assist them with/oversee their study or research. A letter of support from host must be included as part of the application for a grant. Click the link below to see where previous Whitaker grantees have worked: Current and Former Hosts

At this link is a list of institutions that have indicated their willingness to work with Whitaker grantees. This list is by no means exhaustive. Potential Hosts

Hosts of previous Whitaker grantees are often willing to receive new Whitaker grantees. When contacting a potential host, it is important to provide them with a copy of your proposed study/research proposal, so that they can determine if they are in a position to assist you and to provide the resources you might need to carry out your project.





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