Whiter International Fellows and Scholars Program for US Applicants, 2014/15

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Institute of International Education offers international scholar program for US applicants to study abroad (except U.S. or Canada). Fellows (pre-doctoral) go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months) while scholars (post-doctoral) go abroad for one semester or up two academic years (24 months). This program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or pursuing coursework at an academic institution. Application should be submitted till October 1, 2013.. 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..  The scholarships are available for conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or pursuing coursework at an academic institution.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Scholarships are provided in the field of biomedical engineering.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Whitaker Fellows (pre
· doctoral) must meet the basic eligibility requirements and must
· hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant or
· Be in or have recently completed a Master’s degree or
· Be in a PhD program or
· Be currently employed, with the most recent degree no higher than an MS Whitaker Scholars (post
· doctoral) must meet the the basic eligibility requirements and must: Currently have a PhD (within the past 3 years) or will be awarded the PhD before beginning  a Whitaker grant.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program offer a stipend commensurate with the recipient’s experience and expected expenses in the host country. -Round-trip international airfare -A monthly living stipend commensurate with the recipient’s exp -Health & Accident insurance -Travel Enhancement Fund -Enrichment Seminar in Europe Fellows Only: Tuition (and bench fees) reimbursement, capped at US$35,000 (regardless of country of exchange or exchange rate). Individual reimbursement amounts are determined by the Whitaker Program at the time of grant award
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Fellows (pre-doctoral) go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months). Scholars (post-doctoral) go abroad for one semester or up two academic years (24 months).
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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