Whitaker International Fellowships

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

This program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities:

  • Conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or
  • Pursuing coursework at an academic institution or
  • Interning at a policy institute, or in an industrial or  non-profit setting
  • Other options are possible

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

Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months)

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.

Scholars go abroad for one semester or up two two academic years (24 months)

Campus deadline:
VCU contact:
Jeff Wing
Director, National Scholarship Office
(804) 828-6868
For more information:
Resources for Applicants:
None available
Study abroad:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

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