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Funding Your Studies

Numerous research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships are available for students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees.

NIH Fellowships

Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Training in Diabetes Research Program (BTDR T32 Training Grant)

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP T32 Training Grant)

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Auditory Neuroscience (TPAN T32 Training Grant)

Indiana University School of Medicine/Purdue University College of Engineering Jointly Funded Fellowships

NEW! Innovation for Clinical Translation Fellowship

Purdue University College of Engineering Fellowships

Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship

Purdue Doctoral Fellowship

Ross Fellowship

Additional College of Engineering Fellowships

Purdue University Graduate School Fellowships

George Washington Carver

Lynn Fellowship (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Program)

Lynn Fellowship (Interdisciplinary Computational)

CTSI Fellowship

Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Fellowships

Ash Fellowship

Truitt Fellowship

Geddes Fellowship

Other

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

External Fellowships Suggested by the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering


Indiana University School of Medicine/Purdue University College of Engineering Jointly Funded Fellowships

Innovation for Clinical Translation (ICT) Fellowship

A prestigious new graduate fellowship program has been established to increase the number of doctoral students in biomedical engineering focused on technology innovation and clinical translation as a key component of an expanding partnership between the Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Indiana University School of Medicine (link to new website).

The Innovation for Clinical Translation (ICT) fellowships were established by Mung Chiang, John A. Edwardson Dean of the Purdue College of Engineering, and Jay Hess, Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Each year eight new ICT Fellows will be named from top biomedical engineering graduate recruits whose doctoral thesis research projects will directly target new innovations in medical diagnostics and therapies that have significant promise for near-term translation into clinical practice.

ICT Fellows will pursue clinical immersions during the early-stage development and implementation of their thesis research. The program will facilitate the clinical exposure and mentoring by medical faculty that is so critical to successful innovation and translation of new healthcare technologies. 

ICT fellowships will be awarded competitively each year to biomedical engineering students pursuing thesis research projects targeting innovation for clinical application. Selection criteria for ICT Fellows will be based on outstanding academic preparation and research productivity as well as potential for entrepreneurship and leadership in transforming the future of healthcare. Both new student recruits and first-year continuing students are eligible for selection this year.

Each ICT Fellow must be co-mentored by two faculty members: one in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and one in the Indiana University School of Medicine. During each year of the fellowship support, fellows should gain substantial clinical exposure and training while developing their thesis research towards innovation in engineering design in preparation for clinical translation.

Support

  • Annual stipend, supplemented with graduate research stipend resourced by the co-mentoring faculty members. ICT Fellow supplement awards will be supported equally by the Purdue College of Engineering and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

To Apply  

Submit package* electronically as 1 PDF file to Cindy Holderbaum (cholderb@purdue.edu) by April 2.

  1. Nomination Summary – A brief statement highlighting the evidence for the nominee’s academic and research qualifications and alignment with the research project.
  2. Mentor Team – Names and affiliations of the nominee’s faculty co-mentors from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Indiana School of Medicine.
  3. Project Description – A brief statement of the collaborative research project that the nominee will undertake during the fellowship period. Statement should include the innovative approach and the timeline and potential for translation with medical impact.
  4. Clinical Mentoring Plan – A brief description of the anticipated timeline and locations of activities, including clinical exposure and clinical mentoring designed to lead to innovation and translation.
  5. Nominee Biosketch – An additional short resume (not to exceed 1 page) listing their education and research experiences including all relevant publications.

* Package should not exceed 2 pages. Award decisions will be made by June 1 for funding starting August 1.

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Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Fellowships

Ash Fellowship

The Ash Fellowship is for Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering graduate students demonstrating superior academic achievements and scholarly abilities. The fellowship is for students fitted to our research and teaching strengths with preferences for students with either experience or strong interest in the biomedical engineering industry. The selection is by the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The selection process is closed; students may not apply.

Support

  • Annual stipend
  • 4 year package, with 1 year of support from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering plus a supplement from faculty member or research area.  3 additional years support from faculty member or research area.
  • Payment of tuition
  • Medical insurance supplement

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Truitt Fellowship

The Truitt Fellowship is for Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering graduate students demonstrating superior academic achievements and scholarly abilities. The fellowship is for students fitted to our research and teaching strengths with preferences for students with either experience or strong interest in the biomedical engineering industry. The selection is by the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The selection process is closed; students may not apply.

Support

  • Annual stipend
  • 4-year package, with 1 year of support from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering plus a supplement from faculty member or research area.  3 additional years support from faculty member or research area.
  • Payment of tuition
  • Medical insurance supplement

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Geddes Fellowship

The Geddes Fellowship is for the non-traditional Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering graduate students who may or may not have extensive research experience, but either has worked in industry, is entrepreneurial or will add to the student body in a unique way. The fellowship is for students fitted to our research and teaching strengths with preferences for students with either experience or strong interest in the biomedical engineering industry. The selection is by the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The selection process is closed; students may not apply.

Support

  • Annual stipend
  • 4-year package with 1 year of support from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering plus 0.25 FTE RA supplement from faculty member or research area.  3 additional years support from faculty member or research area.
  • Payment of tuition and fees
  • Medical insurance supplement

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