Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Summer Undergraduate Fellowships | Policy on Responsible Conduct in Research
Pharmacy students are encouraged to carry out undergraduate research for credit with a faculty mentor during the academic year. With a few exceptions, stipends are not available for this work. Please contact Dr. Eric Barker, the Associate Dean for Research, for information on how to arrange this type of experience.
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2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: February 12, 2015
The College of Pharmacy of Purdue University expects to offer a total of nine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships under the following four categories:
General Program Information
An undergraduate selected to participate in any of these fellowships will, by the end of the spring 2014 semester, have completed at least his/her second year of undergraduate study with an excellent record, and will be interested in seriously investigating the possibility of a career in research. Preference will be given to students who have completed their third year of undergraduate study at a U.S. institution.
A stipend of $3200 plus a $800 housing allowance will be paid for ten weeks of full-time work. The anticipated starting date is May 18th and the completion date is July 24th. These dates are negotiable upon agreement of the faculty mentor and Dr. Barker. However, there will be a formal seminar during the week of July 20, 2015, in which all participating students will be expected to participate. You may not take classes during the tenure of the fellowship without special permission from both your Professor and Associate Dean Barker. Although you may receive academic credit for this program if you wish, to do so you must enroll in Summer Session and pay tuition.
The successful candidates for these fellowships will have outstanding academic records and will have presented evidence of a commitment to scholarship and research beyond the requirements of the curriculum. Students who want to be considered for these fellowships in subsequent years should consider enrolling in undergraduate research for academic credit during the year to gain experience. Dr. Barker can assist you in finding a faculty mentor.
These fellowships are intended for students who have a serious interest in research as a possible career (including faculty positions) and who want to explore a research environment in more depth to enable them to make an informed career choice. Students who accept a fellowship appointment are under no obligation for choice of a career path.
Download, complete, and submit electronically the application form provided below. To ensure that you are considered for the fellowship/s of your choice, please mark the appropriate box/es on the application. A student may apply for all programs simultaneously, but may only hold one fellowship.
Completed application forms and letters of references should be submitted electronically to Janine Mott at email@example.com by 5:00 P.M on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The selection will be made by Associate Dean Barker in consultation with the other deans and appropriate faculty, and will be based on the student's academic record, personal statement, letter/s of recommendation, and motivation and interest in research. A brief informal interview may also be required.
Other Purdue opportunities for Undergraduate Research
Other summer undergraduate research programs
Other institutions also offer summer undergraduate research programs. As we receive information about these, we will post links here.
In addition, the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) offers several Gateway Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Information on these programs appears in mid-Fall, about October 15, and application deadlines are typically late January. This is a national competition. Please see Dr. Barker if you are interested.
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