Funding Links – Exchange Programs

American Association for University Women - International Fellowships Program
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Fellowships support graduate or postgraduate studies at accredited institutions in variety of fields, including medical science and public health.

American Austrian Foundation (AAF)
The AAF conducts a number of programs enabling participants to experience how medicine is practiced in another setting and affording them the opportunity to network with colleagues from other countries. This supports the AAF's mission of fostering both bilateral and international exchanges. The AAF provides fellowships for postgraduate education in a variety of medical disciplines, including internal medicine and rheumatology.

Bureau of International and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State
A convenient search tool which can be used to find international exchange programs, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State. The programs can be searched by country/territory, theme, participant type, or keywords.

Fulbright Scholar Program
This exchange program supports the research and teaching of scholars visiting colleges and universities in the United States with the goal to later share and implement the US experience in their country of origin. The grants are awarded in a variety of disciplines, including medical science and public health. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country and can be found on the Fulbright site

German Academic Exchange Service
German Academic Exchange Service provides research grants for different level of research experience (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, PhD candidates, faculty). This grant is open to applicants in all fields, including medical science. Available programs and requirements vary for different countries and can be found on the site.

Graduate School PhDs
Graduate-School.PhDs is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S.

National Institute of Arthritis and Muskuloskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS) Research and Training Programs
The NIAMS provides grant opportunities that support broad range of research-related activities, including: fellowship and training, career development, scientific conferences, etc. The grants are awarded for scientists at different levels of training with the goal to extend their potential for research in arthritis, muscle, bone, musculoskeletal, and/or skin diseases. Each type of NIAMS grant program has its own set of eligibility requirements. Some programs may have limitations for non-US citizens.

The International Scholarship Search
This is a useful resource for young scientists who would like to study abroad. The site provides a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, and other information to assist international exchange.