Fellowships and Assistantships
Coulter Fellowship Program
The Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Program is dedicated to improving human healthcare by supporting translational research in biomedical engineering and the health sciences – research directed at the transfer of promising technologies developed at Drexel into clinical practice. Started in 2006, the Coulter program now exists at 15 universities across the United States. The Coulter process for vetting, selecting and managing projects is known for its aggressive commercialization timeline (3-5 years), and Coulter funded projects average an 8x leverage of the funds granted in follow-on funding from angel and venture investors.
DHS Scholarships and Fellowships
The Department of Homeland Security offers a number of programs to support students pursuing degrees in health and science-focused courses of study. These programs are designed to provide students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in areas that support the mission and goals of the Department. Along with playing a vital role in securing our country and preserving our freedoms, these programs are an exciting professional growth opportunity to challenge the mind and cultivate skills and talents.
For more information, please visit the Homeland Security Health and Science Careers website
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program
(iCARE) for Healthcare Program
As part of the U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (BIOMED) at Drexel University has established a unique doctoral training program that will contribute to the development of a highly skilled workforce in the interdisciplinary research areas of biomechanics and medical devices, human factors and performance, tissue engineering, neuroengineering, and imaging technology. This program, entitled the "Drexel Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Research Enterprise (iCARE) for Healthcare," incorporates classroom teaching experience, individual mentoring, education on contemporary teaching strategies, and professional development opportunities.
We seek to increase the number of students seeking academic positions in areas of national need and to train a new generation of today's interdisciplinary engineers with independent thinking and analytical reasoning skills to develop the innovative life-saving solutions of tomorrow's global competitive market. More than twenty faculty mentors from BIOMED, College of Computing and Informatics, College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Engineering, School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Medicine collaborate in this new program to train our graduate students. The institutional support, regional partnerships, advisory board members, student interest, growth potential, dedication, and motivation are already in place to carry out the objectives of the Drexel iCARE Program and to ensure that this program has a long-standing, positive impact on reshaping graduate studies in Drexel BIOMED for years to come.
Please contact Dr. Amy Throckmorton if you have any questions about this new training program for PhD students.
Calhoun Fellowships in Biomedical Engineering & Science
The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems of Drexel University is seeking candidates for graduate studies in all biomedical engineering and science disciplines, such as:
- Biosensors and Bioimaging
- Cellular Tissue Engineering
- Neuroengineering and Sciences
- Cardiovascular Engineering and Sciences
- Rehabilitation Engineering and Sciences
Students with outstanding academic records may qualify for financial support, either as graduate assistants or as Calhoun Fellows. To be considered for a fellowship, students must submit GRE scores, along with all of their application materials. Applicants are encouraged to apply online or download an application.