Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship

Each year the Life Sciences Institute offers the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship to highly qualified undergraduate students currently enrolled at anyuniversity or college in Michigan.  Most applicants are students in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering, or related fields.

Each student is assigned to a laboratory in the Life Sciences Institute for hands-on experience with world-class researchers. Student fellows participate in side-by-side work at the research bench with faculty members and scientists of the LSI and receive a $3,000 stipend for the ten week program, plus housing support.

2014 Application information

The Perrigo Fellowship is open to any student attending a college or university in Michigan. Applicants should have excellent academic records and preferably have some experience working in a lab. Students in any stage of their undergraduate career may apply, though typically students of Junior/Senior status are given higher priority.

If accepted as a Perrigo Fellow, you will be expected to work full time in your assigned lab. Hours may vary and will be determined by you and your host faculty member, but expect to work approximately 40 hours a week. Fellows should also be prepared to work the entire duration of the program. Special allowances may be made for students whose school semester does not end before the program begins.

This year, the program will run from June 16 to August 22, 2014. Fellows participate in a summer-end colloquium open to the campus community to present a short talk on their research project.

Required Forms for Applicants

If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please download, complete and return the application as well as two faculty references.

 If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Jamie Brandon, 734-615-9787 or jlyost [at] umich [dot] edu.


From left to right: Oliver Lam, Alyssa Ball, Spencer Thompson, Kelly Larimore, Ian Waters, Jennifer Eisinger, Anthony Hage.


2013 Perrigo Fellows

Alyssa Ball: Alma College, class of 2014
Major: Biology
Southworth Lab 

Jennifer Eisinger: Adrian College, class of 2014
Major: Biology
Sherman/Smith Labs 

Anthony Hage: Grand Valley State University, class of 2014
Major: Biomedical Science
Rudenko Lab 

Oliver Lam: University of Michigan, class of 2014
Major: Cell & Molecular Biology
Lee Lab

Kelly Marie Larimore: University of Michigan, class of 2014
Major: Biomolecular Science
Tesmer Lab

Spencer Thompson: Kalamazoo College, class of 2014
Major: Chemistry
Ginsburg Lab

Ian Waters: University of Michigan, class of 2013 (winter)
Major: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Hu Lab 

Past Perrigo Fellows