AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program for Pharmaceutical and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

American Foundation for Pharmacuetical Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 43 awards were given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  3. Must be studying in the pharmaceutical sciences (clinical and non-clinical). Applications are encouraged from students with the following majors: clinical pharmaceutical science, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research, pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics/metabolism, pharmacology/toxicology, pharmacotherapy and experimental therapeutics, and social and administrative science.
  4. Must have completed at least three semesters of graduate study and anticipate that he/she has no more than three and a half years remaining to obtain the Ph.D. degree in a graduate program administered by (or officially affiliated with) a U.S. college of pharmacy. Students enrolled in joint Pharm.D./Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply if they have completed the equivalent of three full semesters of graduate credit toward the Ph.D., and if the Ph.D. degree will be awarded within three additional years.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have completed at least three semesters of graduate study in pharmacy and intend to pursue a Ph.D. in the subject.

Application requirements for the AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program for Pharmaceutical and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (3)
Additional Information: The primary goal of the AFPE Fellowship program is to identify and support those students who have the potential to become leaders in the pharmaceutical profession. The selection process encompasses not only an examination of academic achievement (e.g., grades), but also accomplishments that reflect the stature of the "total individual." While the nature of the research project or dissertation and the research skills of the student are very important, many other factors are also considered. Funds provided for AFPE Fellowships are gifts from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. AFPE Fellowship recipients are not legally obligated to repay the amount provided to them, but they are strongly urged to support the foundation when they are able to with their personal contributions as members of the AFPE 21st Century Club, or in some other manner. In this way the foundation will be able to continue the Pre-Doctoral Fellowships Program and thereby help fulfill tomorrow's needs for highly competent teachers, scientists and industry leaders. Applicants will be notified by mail of the decisions by the Board of Grants during the spring semester, and fellowships start on Sept. 1.

Award Amount: $6,500 annually, not automatically renewable. Recipients are eligible for apply for renewal for one additional year if they are enrolled full-time in their Ph.D. program for another full academic year after the current fellowship ends. Renewal students must submit a new application.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Applications can be accessed at the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) website. All requested information must be typed directly on the application form as handwritten applications will not be accepted. The applicant should not reference any other supporting documentation as a substitute for completing any section. The application must be signed by the dean of pharmacy at the student's school. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit transcripts of all undergraduate courses and an official transcript reporting a minimum of three semesters of graduate study toward the Ph.D. The student must also request three letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with him/her and his/her work. One letter must be from his/her major adviser or the head of his/her graduate program. The letters must provide specific answers to all items listed on the statement of recommendation form (the form is provided with the application), and must be mailed directly to AFPE by the recommender. The application and all supporting materials must be received by AFPE at the address provided the deadline date. Please note: If the submitted transcripts do not include all final grades for the student's current or most recent term, the student must submit a supplemental transcript immediately upon completion of his/her final coursework. If the final transcript cannot be supplied by the deadline date, the student should request the dean to advise the AFPE as to his/her probable final grades, then file an official final transcript as soon thereafter as possible.
About American Foundation for Pharmacuetical Education:
Contact Information: Sarah Devereaux-Hardimon, Development Associate
Address: 6076 Franconia Road Suite C Alexandria, Virginia 22310-1758

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