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Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineers Grant Program

Eligibility

Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Eligibility requirements: 

Whitaker Fellow Applicants (pre-doctoral) go abroad for 9-12 months. They must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Have a BA/BS by start of grant period
  • Be in or have recently completed a Master’s degree or
  • Be in a PhD program or
  • Be currently employed, with the most recent degree no higher than an MS

Whitaker Scholar Applicants (post-doctoral) go abroad for one semester or up one year (12 months). They must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Currently have a PhD (within the past 3 years of grant start date) or will be awarded the PhD before beginning  a Whitaker grant.

Application

Application Process: 

Timeline

The Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineers and Summer Grant Program does not have a campus process. The national deadline is typically in January. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if the Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineers Grant Program is right for you, can be found here:  https://stanford.box.com/Should-I-Apply-General-Handout

Additional information on the Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineers Grant Program, including application criteria, can be found at: http://www.whitaker.org/home

Additional Information

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How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineers Grant Program website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at http://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships

 

Amount Awarded: 
Monthly scholarship of ~$1,100 (CHF 1,050) for a period of 2-3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum) which covers part of living costs
Number Awarded: 
50 Fellow and Scholar Grants; 25 Summer Grants

Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineers and Summer Grant Program

The Whitaker International Program sends emerging U.S. leaders within the field of biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers.  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.

The Whitaker Summer Grant Program provides U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers funding to pursue a summer (8 weeks) of high-quality research, internship in an industry setting or coursework relevant to their field of focus in an international setting. Participants are responsible for their own individually-arranged placements in university labs or other appropriate sites under the supervision of a mentor.

External
Duration: 
1 year program
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