Fellowship Opportunities

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 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.

University Fellowships

  • Chair's Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is open to prospective doctoral students who would contribute to the diversity of the department.
  • McDonnell International Scholars Academy. This fellowship is open to students from 30 McDonnell Partnership Institutions domestic and abroad.
  • Dean's International Fellowship. For applicants who are currently undergraduate or master's students at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) in India and National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University and Tsinghua University in China.
  • Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program (CGFP). The CGFP is for students who would contribute to the diversity of graduate education at Washington University. Students should have a strong interest in becoming a college or university professor.
  • Olin Fellowship. This program aims to provide women with elite graduate preparation to serve and lead at the highest levels of society.

National Competitive Fellowships