International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education

IMFAHE Fellowships

One of our key goals is to encourage and support the professional development of scientists and entrepreneurs in top 10 international institutions. 

To advance this goal, IMFAHE has created 1) a unique platform of talent that connects professionals and students from 5 different continents in the world catalyzing mentorship relationships, and has created in collaboration with Spanish Universities and Fomento San Sebastian, 56 Excellent Fellowships (up to date, almost 50% of them are hosted by Harvard University and MIT).

These fellowships are designed to bring students to a top international institution to learn about different cultural values, improve their communication skills in English, increase their professional network, and improve their soft skills.
These 12 scholarships cover J1 visa, medical insurance and $3,000-$4,000 USD to be used at the discretion of the student to cover a 2-3 month stay.

These are the 12 IMFAHE Fellows 2019: Congratulations!!!





Génesis Palacios Cortés 

ULL (Biomedicine) 

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA 


Judith Hernández Garcés 

ULL (Biomedicine) 

Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA 


Carmen Corbella Pardo 

ULL (Engineering) 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA 


Noa Feas Rodríguez 

UVA (Biomedicine) 

BWH/Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA 


Sara Uzquiano Pérez 

UVA (Engineering) 

Harvard University, MA, USA 


Laura Barrero Bayon 

UVA (Economics) 

Mirai,-Bi-Geek Boston, MA, USA 


Patrycja Michalska 

UAM (Biomedicine) 

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA 


Verónica Miguel Herranz 

UAM (Biomedicine) 

Beth Israel Medical Center-Harvard Universityl, Boston, MA, USA 


Nieves Lara Ureña 

US (Biomedicine) 

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 


Francesca Cascone 

UMA (Engineering) 

Schepens Eye Research Institute-MEE (Harvard), Boston, MA, USA 


Raimon Calabuig Moreno 

UPV (Enginering) 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA 


Laura Barrero Santiago 

UEMC (Biomedicine) 

                                 Karolinska Institute, Sweden   



As a novelty, this year, in order to balance the underrepresentation of women in Entrepreneurial and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, IMFAHE launches a WOMEN IN STEM/ENTREPRENEURSHIP Fellowship where all women mentees of the program, regardless of whether their University provides an IMFAHE’s Scholarship or not, are eligible to apply.

The scholarship covers J1 visa, medical insurance for 3 months and $4,000 to be used at the student's discretion to cover a 3 month stay.

Meet the winner of 2019 Women in Stem/Entrepreneurship.

Yolanda Larriba PhD student at the University of Valladolid (UVa). Winner of the IMFAHE´S Excellent Fellowship for Women in Stem/Entrepreneurship 2019.
“Science fascinated me since I was a child. I still remember my first Cell Biology lesson at school where I imagined cells orchestrating all biological processes -everything makes sense, I thought”












Here are the testimonies of IMFAHE Fellows 2016-2017:


Testimonies of IMFAHE Fellows 2015-2016: