About the Program
Our program offers 10 weeks of intensive practical laboratory research experience mentored by primary and joint faculty members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Awardees will attend selected seminars by guest speakers, weekly lectures on basic concepts in pharmacology presented by our faculty as well as laboratory meetings and journal clubs. Students are also expected to prepare a report detailing their project. At the end of the fellowship each student will provide an oral presentation of their work to the Department. Fellows that provide a substantial contribution to a promising project will have an opportunity to compete for funds provided by the American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASPET) to support travel to the 2016 ASPET meeting to be held in April in San Diego, CA. Our research fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable biomedical research experience in pharmacology, particularly when research opportunities in their own college or university are limited.
Applications for the fellowship award are open to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in research. We are seeking motivated students who have finished their sophomore or junior year in college, or those who have recently graduated from college and are exploring research as a career choice. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.
STIPEND: $4,000 will be provided by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics for room, board or travel allowance as the student chooses.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizen or permanent resident who will be enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a baccalaureate program or equivalent in the Fall 2016 term.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:01 a.m. Deadline has passed!
NOTIFICATION DATE: First week of April, 2015
PROGRAM SESSION: May 31 - August 5, 2016
Students enrolled in a college or university following the quarter system may delay the start of their fellowship until their school year ends, but they must complete a full 10 full week experience.
Applications must include:
- An essay of 200 words indicating how this experience would help the applicant achieve their career goals
- Official Transcript of credits (sent by the school)
- Two letters of recommendation (signed original or PDF sent by mail or emailed by recommender). If emailed, please indicate "Discover Pharmacology Recommendation" in subject line.
Send all applications materials to:
Dr. Karie Scrogin, Ph.D
Discover Pharmacology Program
Loyola University Chicago
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153