The 2008-09 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program competition for biomedical engineers is now open.
The deadline for the 2009-10 competition is January 26, 2009.
Today, biomedical engineering (BME) is a global discipline. Biomedical engineers know that, as work in the field becomes more refined, the best place to study or conduct research is not always in the U.S. Although there are currently few opportunities to go abroad to leverage international expertise, the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program makes available just such an opportunity.
Biomedical engineers can use the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program to go overseas to help further their careers, and the field of BME. Potential overseas activities could include:
- Conducting research at an academic institution
- Interning at a policy institute
- Establishing ties between home and host institutions
- Pursuing post-doctoral research
The Whitaker Foundation
This site used to belong to The Whitaker Foundation, which provided the funds to make the Whitaker International Program possible. Although The Whitaker Foundation has ceased operations, it's web archive and curriculum database are still available (maintained by the Biomedical Engineering Society). To read more about how the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program was created by The Whitaker Foundation, please click on links in the "Home" section of the left-hand menu bar.