The Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship program launched in 2004 as a partnership between the U-M Life Sciences Institute and Perrigo Company, to encourage highly talented undergraduate students from across Michigan to pursue careers in the life sciences.

The fellowship is open to all undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan college or university. Applications for Summer 2024 now closed. Please check back for Summer 2025 details. 

Students interested in chemical biology, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology or related fields, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have excellent academic records, and priority is given to rising juniors and seniors.

Fellows will work full-time (40 hours / week) in their assigned labs over the summer, and are expected to stay for the full duration of the program. (Special allowances may be made for students whose school semester does not end before the program begins.)

During the summer, fellows will engage in opportunities for science communication and chalk talks, mentor lunches, workshops, dinner outings in Ann Arbor, and other activities to build a network with other summer fellows, current students and postdoctoral researchers, Perrigo alumni, and the wider University of Michigan and Life Sciences Institute communities.

At the end of the summer, fellows participate in a research symposium and present their work to the campus community, as well as create and present a poster highlighting the research conducted during the summer.

The 2024 session will run in-person from June 3rd to August 9th. 


Any U.S. citizen or resident alien (green card) who is an undergraduate student at any Michigan college or university at the time of the fellowship is welcome to apply. International students at Michigan colleges or universities should check with the international center at their home institution to ensure that their visa will allow participation.

An excellent academic record and participation in a wide range of campus activities are highly regarded, but are not the sole criteria for the selection process. Some experience working in a lab is preferred.


A $6,000 stipend will be awarded to each fellow. In addition an $2,500 allowance is given for housing once the program begins.

Funding may be subject to federal and/or state income taxes.

Additional Note: Receiving this stipend may impact your financial aid awards for the current and upcoming academic year. Please speak with your college/university's office of financial aid for more information.


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