Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The ASPET Institutional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Charles Ross Summer Fellowship for Underrepresented Students are designed for undergraduate students seeking additional research experience outside of their home institutions. Current U-M students are also eligible to apply. Applications are especially encouraged from students with research experience who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the basic sciences.

During a summer at Michigan Pharmacology, students will conduct an intensive research project with faculty and graduate students. Throughout the summer, all students will engage in a series of academic and professional development seminars. At the end of the 10-week project, students will present their research to the department. The program begins the Monday after Memorial Day and concludes mid-August.

The summer programs goals are to:

  • Introduce students to and prepare them for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program
  • Build professional and personal networks to support student’s interest in the field
  • Encourage students to apply to a Ph.D. program at U-M

ASPET Institutional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

Participants receive a stipend of $3,600 for the summer. 

Eligible applicants must: 

  • Be full-time college students
  • Have completed at least two terms
  • Have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Devote 10 consecutive weeks to full time laboratory research 

Charles Ross Summer Fellowship for Underrepresented Students

Participants receive a stipend of $3,600 for the summer plus room and board in one of our dormitories. 

Eligible applicants must:
  • Be full-time college students
  • Have completed at least two terms
  • Have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Devote 10 consecutive weeks to full time laboratory research
  • Be a member of an underrepresented group*
*Groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences include: A) individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented nationally defined as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and B) individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
 
ABOUT DR. ROSS 
This program was established in memory of Dr. Charles Richard Ross, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1966, Dr. Ross went on to become an international expert in renal pharmacology and physiology specializing in renal transport mechanism, aging, membrane properties and nephrotoxicities. During his years in academics, he served on numerous committees for such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Aging, National Institute of Environmental Science, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He was affiliated for many years with the State University of New York, and was a consultant to McNeil Laboratories and the Syracuse Community General Hospital. Dr. Ross was Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Pharmacology at SUNY where he taught pharmacology for medical students and coordinated the efforts of 35 other faculty members associated with the pharmacology course at the Health Science Center. In memory of Dr. Ross, this summer fellowship program was established through an endowment to provide under-represented minority students who are interested in the biomedical sciences first-hand laboratory experience with a focus on pharmacology.

 

Application is closed for 2019.