About the Program
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.
IIE has had the privilege of administering the Whitaker International Program for over 10 years. The Whitaker Foundation initiated this program shortly before closing in 2006, and provided funding to IIE to operate the program for at most 15 years. Accordingly, IIE will administer the program until the end of 2018.
2017 will be the last competition cycle for the awards. Applications for 2-year awards will need to be made by the 2016 deadline, while applications for 1-year or shorter awards will be accepted through the 2017 deadline. All awards and
* NOTE: If you are at an institution that does not offer a formalized BME program, you should have a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME. Significant coursework, research, laboratory/work experience are some of the ways to demonstrate such commitment.
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