PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Fellowship Opportunities

Learn more about funding opportunities offered by and through the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Nearly a full third of PhD students studying biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis received research support through an external fellowship.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering strongly encourages prospective doctoral program applicants to apply the following fellowships. In addition to the application to WashU BME, the application packages should be submitted separately in the fellowship admission websites.

Dean's International Award

The Dean’s International Award is designed for PhD applicants who are currently undergraduate or master’s degree students from select universities. 

For more information on the Dean's Award 

University Fellowships

  • McDonnell International Scholars Academy. This fellowship is open to students from 30 McDonnell Partnership Institutions domestic and abroad.
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship. The Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin – Chancellor’s Fellowship (OCF) is an elite cohort of outstanding graduate students with diverse backgrounds and from varied disciplines.

National Competitive Fellowships