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Fellowship Listings

PhRMA Foundation

Predoctoral Fellowships
The PhRMA Foundation program supports promising students during their thesis research. The program provides a stipend and funds to cover costs incidental to the training. Applications will be accepted for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. The program is designed for candidates who expect to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. in the fields of pharmacology or toxicology in two years or less from the time the fellowship begins.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology
Provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials in pharmacology or toxicology. The purpose of this program is to support postdoctoral career development of individuals who will engage in research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effect of an agent in the intact organism. Recent graduates from pharmacology Ph.D. programs interested in postdoctoral experience that integrates pharmacology with a morphologic specialty (cell biology/anatomy/pathology) are also eligible to apply for this fellowship. Funding is for up to 2 years but not beyond the 3rd year of the existing Post Doc.

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
The primary goal of the AFPE Fellowship program is to identify and support students who have the potential to become leaders in the pharmaceutical profession. Applicants should have completed at least three semesters of graduate study and have not more than three and a half years remaining in their studies to earn the Ph.D. in the pharmaceutical sciences or clinical pharmaceutical sciences at a U.S. school or college of pharmacy. Approximately 50 awards are available each year, with a stipend of $6,500. To apply and for more information, please visit the AFPE website.

AFPE Gateway Research Scholarships
The Gateway Research program provides an opportunity for talented Pharm.D. and baccalaureate degree students to participate in a faculty-mentored research project. The goal of the Gateway Research program to help student gain an understanding of the importance of research and its application to practice. The program also encourages students who have the aptitude and desire to pursue a career in research to continue their education in a PhD program. The stipend is $5,000, and the number of available awards will vary. To apply and for more information, please visit the AFPE website.

AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowships
Applicants must be a pharmacy student in the final year of professional studies or a professional pharmacy degree program graduate entering a pharmaceutical sciences PhD program in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy as a full-time student. The stipend is $7,500 for three fellowships. Membership is required in either the Kappa Epsilon, Rho Chi, or Phi Lambda Sigma pharmacy honor societies, who co-sponsor the awards. To apply and for more information, please visit the AFPE website.

AFPE Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowships in Geriatric Pharmacy and in Community Pharmacy – Medication Adherence
To enable a faculty member at a U.S. school/college of pharmacy to undertake a 6-12 month intensive period of advanced education, training, and/or research in community pharmacy – medication adherence (co-sponsored by NACDS) or geriatric pharmacy. One award in each, each with a stipend of $25,000. To apply and for more information, please visit the AFPE website.

St. Luke's/UH College of Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Fellowship
The St. Luke's/University of Houston College of Pharmacy ID Fellowship combines infectious disease clinical practice and research in a two year program. The fellow will be trained as a clinical practitioner in the St. Luke’s Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship with patient care, monitoring, research, and teaching components. The first year will focus more heavily on clinical activities and progress into the second year with an extensive research focus with collaboration with expert faculty researchers from the UH College of Pharmacy. A series of rotations will be offered regarding advanced infectious diseases pharmacotherapy issues. Experiences will include pharmaco-kinectics and pharmacodynamics, medical microbiology, antimicrobial monitoring, pharmacoeconomic issues with antimicrobial therapy, and infection control. There is also a staffing component every third weekend. Experientials with immunocompromised patients, critically ill patients, and general medicine patients will be included.
Start Date: July 5, 2010
Duration: 2 years
Stipend: $47,760.00
Hannah Palmer, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
6720 Bertner Ave., Suite G0010
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-3114 (Phone) 832-355-4794 (Fax)

Scott & White/UT College of Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship
This position, offered by Scott & White and the College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, in conjunction with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, is a pharmacoeconomics outcomes fellowship at the Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP), a 225,000-member health maintenance organization. The first year is spent at Scott & White; the second year at Novartis headquarters. The program includes coursework and a thesis leading to a masters in pharmacy practice awarded by the UT College of Pharmacy. Included is data base analysis and outcomes evaluation of a variety of programs and initiatives developed by the SWHP.
Start Date: July 1, 2009
Duration: 2 years
Stipend: $46,683.00
Paul Godley, Pharm.D.
Scott & White Health Plan Pharmacy Administration
4236 Lowes Drive, Temple, TX 76502
254-298-6143(Phone) 254-298-6189(Fax)

University of New Mexico

Pharmacy Fellowship in Multi-Center Clinical Trial
The VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center in Albuquerque offers a two year Pharmacy Fellowship in Multi-Center Clinical Trials. The Fellowship provides training to postgraduate pharmacists in managing the pharmaceutical and regulatory aspects of multi-center clinical trials. The fellowship offers an annual stipend, tuition reimbursement, support for travel, administration and information technology. Applications are due Apri 1 and the Fellowship begins on July 1 in the year of application. For further information on the Fellowship and application process please contact Dr. Mike R. Sather at the VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, 2401 Centre Avenue SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 or by telephone 505-248-320

Pharmacy Fellowship in Pharmaco-Economics and Outcomes Research
The VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center in Albuquerque. offers a two year Fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Fellows manage multiple studies in a variety of disease states: outcomes include quality of life, safety, efficacy, and cost. Fellows also are involved with mentoring Pharmacoeconomic Interns. The fellowship offers an annual stipend, tuition reimbursement and support for travel, administration, and information technology. Applications are due April 1st and the Fellowship begins on July 1 in the year of application. For further information on the fellowship and application process please contact Dr. Dennis W. Raisch at the VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, 2401 Centre Avenue SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 or by telephone (505) 248-3200

University of Texas

Fellowships in Clinical Sciences
Designed as an advanced training program in the clinical, basic and translational sciences for those with a Pharm.D. degree and the clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with a specialty practice residency. Fellowships are typically two or more calendar years in duration. The time is divided between research (80%) and advanced practice experiences (20%).

Completion of this program prepares the trainee for tenure track academic and research scientist positions. There are opportunities to take graduate course-work within The University of Texas and its affiliated institutions as a non-degree seeking student. At the completion of the program receives a certificate attesting to the satisfactory completion of a Clinical Sciences Fellowship from The University of Texas.

Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in conjunction with UT College of Pharmacy, offers a 2-year fellowship in Austin/San Antonio with a start date of July 1, 1010. Candidates should have a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited institution and have completed a residency or equivalent training. A high level of motivation for infectious disease research is essential. The fellow will receive a competitive salary and fringe benefits, including two weeks of paid vacation, premium-sharing medical insurance, professional travel time, and partial funding for attending professional and scientific meetings.

Gregory Botz, M.D., Professor & Fellowship Program Director
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Anesthesiology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pharmacy Translational Research Fellowship
While the focus of the fellowship is the clinical pharmacology of new anti-cancer drugs, primarily in gynecologic oncology, the skills developed in this fellowship are applicable to any pharmaceutical class or specialty.

Experience Gained Through the Fellowship Program

  • Clinical pharmacy practice
  • Teaching
  • Pre-clinical and clinical study design
  • Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling
  • Data management and analysis
  • Development of analytical techniques
  • Computer-based molecular modeling
  • Presentation and publication of scientific data

Application Information
For more information about the Gynecologic Oncology Pharmacology Research Program, contact:
Judith A. Smith, Pharm.D., BCOP, Assistant Professor Director, Translational Research Fellowship, Division of Pharmacy

Mailing Address:
  M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 401
  Houston, TX 77030-4009
  713-563-1785 (administrative)
  713-500-6408 (laboratory)   Fax: 713-745-1541

North American Thrombosis Forum Traveling Fellowship
With the goal of exploring the cross-disciplinary diagnosis, treatment, education, and research related to thrombosis, the NATF Traveling Fellowship Program is an annual scientific exchange opportunity for physicians, scientists, pharmacists, nurses or physician's assistants. NATF will provide an award equivalent to $7,500 for lodging and travel for one or more Fellows selected to visit a North American medical, research, or education center of his or her choice for up to 45 days.