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Whitaker Scholars in Biomed Engineering

The goal of the Whitaker Program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb engineers and scientists, but who will lead and serve the profession with an international outlook.

We encourage young biomedical engineers who are keen for a new international experience to take advantage of this program.


Award Type


All Whitaker Awards

  • Degree / Enrollment: No more than 3 years from most recent degree, or currently enrolled
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Language: Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure.
  • Field / Specialty: Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering or closely related field


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student at a U.S. institution in Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering.  At the time of the application, the student must be a sophomore, junior or senior with at least one semester remaining after returning from the study/internship abroad program.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial support to participate in study abroad program.  Note, applicants do not need to be receiveing finanicial aid to be eligible but must show program cost and any amount of financial aid received towards the program.
  • Nominated by Dean or Chair in Biomedical Engineering
  • Can apply for Spring term (DEADLINE: October 15)
  • or Fall (DEADLINE: March 11, 2014)


  • Graduating senior OR
  • Recent recipient of a BS OR
  • In an MS program, or recently completed one OR
  • In a PhD program
  • Currently employed, with most recent degree no higher than an MS
  • Nominated by Dean or Chair in Biomedical Engineering
  • DEADLINE: January 21, 2014

Summer Graduate

  • Current Master’s or Ph.D. student, or a recent M.S. graduate from a U.S. institution in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering.
  • DEADLINE: February 4, 2014


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