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Whitaker International Program

August 6, 2013

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

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.


  • Fellows and Scholars Program (must have at least a Bachelor’s by beginning of grant) Deadline:  January 21, 2014
  • Summer Program (must have at least a Bachelor’s by beginning of grant) Deadline:  February 3, 2014


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be in the field of biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closely-related field (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine).
  • Be no more than 3 years from the receipt of your most recent degree, or be currently enrolled.
  • Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure.

Information Session

All of the info sessions have taken place at this point. For more information, please email Cindy Schaarschmidt at

For more information please contact Cindy Schaarschmidt at the Drexel Fellowships Office and visit the Whitaker website.