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Applications Open for the Whitaker International Award For Bioengineers

Modified: August 14, 2015

The online applications for 2016 Whitaker International Program awards are now open.   Administered by the Institute of International Education, the Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineering/bioengineering students and post-docs to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at www.whitaker.org.
The application deadlines are as follows:
·         Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 19, 2016
·         Summer Program deadline:  February 2, 2016
Program Overview
The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. They hope to offer at least 40 Fellow and Scholar grants annually; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. In the last competition cycle, more than 30 grants were awarded, and they encourage all students/post-docs/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.
Awards have included research in heart blood flow,  pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other venues.