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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, recent graduates 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 in pharmacology/pharmaceutical sciences.

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

Summer Research Fellowships (SRF) for Professional & recent Graduate Students

We have up to three positions available for professional students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining research experience. These positions are funded by the James & Diann Robbers Student Research Fund in the CPPS.

Program Description

Once selected, fellows are assigned to a faculty mentor through a match process. The mentor will provide research supervision during the summer. 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 21, 2021.
  • Program dates are June 7, 2021 – August 13, 2021.

How to apply

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

  1. Transcripts from all schools attended since high school, regardless of degree completion (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, or other individuals, familiar with your academic and/or professional performance.
  3. Personal statement about why you would like to be considered for a summer fellowship. Please address your career goals, reasons for wanting to engage in summer research, particular research interests, and how the SURF/SRF program will help you reach your goals. You may include any prior laboratory/field experience, but previous experience is not required.

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