Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship

Each year the Life Sciences Institute offers the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship to highly qualified undergraduate students currently enrolled at any university 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 $1,200 in housing support.

2015 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 entering their Junior/Senior year 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 15 to August 21, 2015. 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 complete the online application and provide form below to two faculty references (they can submit the form directly).

 If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Alicia Levesque, 734-647-0582 or aliciall [at]


 2014 Perrigo Fellows

Perrigo Fellows 2014

From left to right:  Conner Greer, Anitha Menon, Ryan Hoogmoed, Krishna Kanneganti, Katherine Coburn,  Caitlyn Cookenmaster, Dr. John Tesmer (advisor), Nenita Maganti

Katherine Coburn: Grand Valley State University, class of 2015
Major: Chemistry
Sherman Lab 

Caitlyn Cookenmaster: Adrian College, class of 2015
Major: Biochemistry
Weisman Lab

Connor Greer: Northern Michigan University, class of 2015
Major: Biology
Lee Lab 

Ryan Hoogmoed: Grand Valley State University, class of 2015
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Ginsburg Lab

Krishna Kanneganti: University of Michigan, class of 2015
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Yamashita Lab

Nenita Maganti: University of Michigan, class of 2015
Major: Biomolecular Science
Wu Lab

Anitha Menon: University of Michigan, class of 2015
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Maillard Lab 

Past Perrigo Fellows


—Apr 24, 2013