About the Program

DEADLINE:  February 28, 2020

Due to the “Stay-at-Home” order issued by the State of IL, our campuses are closed.  For the safety of our staff, students and potential research fellows, we have cancelled the 2020 Discover Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.

Our program offers 10 weeks (40 hrs/week) of intensive practical laboratory research experience in pharmacology with faculty members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Neuroscience. Awardees will attend selected seminars by guest speakers, weekly discussions on basic concepts in pharmacology and professional development for the research scientists led by our faculty. Students will attend the Great Lakes Chapter meeting of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. They will also attend a career panel and have an opportunity to tour a pharmaceutical facility. At the end of the fellowship each student will provide an oral presentation of their work to students, faculty and staff of the Department. 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.

SALARY: $5,200 will be provided by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience for room, board or travel allowance as the student chooses. Fellows must secure their own housing for the duration of the program.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizen or permanent resident who will be enrolled as a rising Junior or Senior in a baccalaureate program or equivalent in the Fall 2020 term.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2020
NOTIFICATION DATE: Mid-March 2020
PROGRAM SESSION: May 26 - July 31, 2020
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

Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Loyola University Chicago
Center for Translational Research & Education
2160 S. First Ave., Room 426
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-3261
kscrogi@luc.edu