The application cycle for the 2009-2010 competition opened on September 21, 2008. The deadline for applications to be received at IIE is Monday, January 26th, 2009


To qualify for awards for the 2009-2010 academic year, applications must be submitted both electronically and by single hard copy, for receipt at IIE's New York Office by the deadline and also resume

All applicants should review the detailed instructions on application procedure before beginning the online application.

The online application will generate a PDF document automatically, which applicants will print, sign, and send to IIE. To see what your auto-generated document would look like, click to see a sample PDF (283 KB). Note: you need Adobe Reader or a similar program to view PDF documents.

Supplemental Forms

The below forms are required components of a complete application, and must be submitted with the hard copy application form. To download the PDFs below, click on the link and print or save the document to your computer.

Dean of a School or Chair of Biomedical Engineering Department’s Nomination
Letters of Reference (three are required)
Foreign Language Report
Host Institution Letter of Support (see below instructions)

  • A complete application requires a Letter of Support from an in-country host institution or supervisor. This should be submitted on institutional letterhead. However, in the event that you are applying for a degree program where it is not possible to obtain a letter of acceptance by the Whitaker Program’s deadline, then a letter of support from a faculty member within the relevant department at the proposed institution is recommended.
Each of these forms should be completed and returned to you in a sealed envelope, signed across the flap by the author, and returned to you for inclusion with your application submission.

Click for the Online Application Form

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