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Sabeen Altaf Program Manager Science & Technology Programs

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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.


You must:

  • Have U.S. citizenship OR be a permanent legal resident of the U.S.

  • 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.

Please visit the specific programs for detailed eligibility requirements.

The Whitaker International Program has 3 elements.


  • 50 Fellow and Scholar Grants

  • 25 Summer Grants

  • 30 Undergraduate Grants