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Summer Research Fellowships

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) Summer Research Fellowship program at Washington State University provides an excellent hands-on research experience for undergraduate and PharmD students who have expressed an interest in pursuing research careers in pharmaceutical, biomedical, or health sciences.

ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF):

We have five positions available for undergraduate fellows interested in gaining research experience so that they can apply to PhD programs.

This program is funded by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the WSU CPPS.

Summer Research Fellowships (SRF) for Professional & Master’s Students:

We have up to three positions available for Professional & Master’s students who are interested in gaining research experience. These positions are funded by the James & Diann Robbers Student Research Fund in the CPPS.

Once selected, fellows are provided the necessary safety training and assigned a faculty mentor.  The mentor will help guide them and provide research supervision. There will be weekly meetings and discussions throughout the summer program that provide career advice and experience with oral presentations. At the end of the program fellows will present results of their work in poster format at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Day Event.

Financial support

Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,400 (before taxes) for the entire ten weeks of the program. Fellows must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses and are responsible for their own meals. We can help in searching for summer housing.

Important dates

Applications and supporting materials are due by midnight Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Program dates are June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020.

How to apply

Before you begin, it may be helpful to gather the following documents and information:

  1. Transcriptsfrom all schools attended since high school, regardless of degree completion (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
  2. Two letters of recommendationfrom faculty members, or other individuals, familiar with your academic and/or professional performance.
  3. Ready to writeabout why you would like to be considered for a Summer Research Fellowship by addressing your career goals and objectives, reasons for wanting to engage in summer research, and how the SURF/SRF program will help you address your goals and interests.  This information is requested on the application that you will complete and submit.
  4. Optional:prior laboratory/field experience and course-based research experience (experience is not required).

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