This program provides a unique funding opportunity to establish an institutional PIIPS program that will provide PhD students with experience in industrial settings, such as the pharmaceutical/biotechnology or government regulatory sectors, while enrolled in graduate school. The objectives of the PIIPS program include:
- To increase opportunities for PhD students enrolled in graduate programs with an emphasis on pharmacology to participate in industrial internships during their graduate training.
- To develop and foster university-industry partnerships facilitating diversity in graduate training and career options related to pharmacology.
- To facilitate opportunities for PhD students to make informed decisions about careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors as well as other allied disciplines such as the FDA and Contract Research Organizations.
- To increase participation by industrial organizations in graduate student internships.
PIIPS applications are now closed.
Who Should Apply
Groups of faculty from the same campus who conduct pharmacology-related research including, but not limited to, scientists representing departments of pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences and/or biological chemistry are encouraged to apply for funding to establish a PIIPS program on their campus. Institutional applicants must identify and provide letters of support from industrial partners at the time of application. If awarded, institutional programs will be responsible for selecting PhD students to participate in internships.
- A group of at least three ASPET Regular members in good standing from one institution may apply, with one ASPET member serving as the Program Director. Any faculty participants in excess of three are encouraged but not required to be ASPET members.
- Applications must include a budget and the institution must provide matching funds of at least $2000 per student (see Program Guidelines and Call for Applications for additional details). Requested support from ASPET may not exceed $5000 per intern and 3 interns per year over 3 years.
- Students must participate in an internship for a minimum of 8 weeks.
- Student participants must be ASPET members. Graduate student membership in ASPET is free for the first year.
How to Apply for a PIIPS Award
The application deadline for 2017 PIIPS awards is 5 pm EDT, Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Annual Progress Report
For additional information about this program, please e-mail Dr. Catherine L. Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently Funded Programs
Only graduate students of participating faculty at awardee institutions are eligible for PIIPS.
Duke University Medical Center
Program Director: Cynthia Kuhn, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Program Director: Joan Heller Brown, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Illinois, Chicago, College of Pharmacy
Program Director: Joanna Burdette, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy and Center for Biomedical Sciences