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 housing support.

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.

Fellows participate in a summer-end symposium open to the campus community to present a short talk on their research project.

We are not currently accepting applicants. Deadline and application information for 2016 will be announced on the LSI website.

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

2015 Perrigo Fellows

Joshua Castle
University of Michigan, class of 2016
Major: Biomolecular Science
Saltiel Lab

Joy Christopher: Calvin College, class of 2017
Major: Biochemistry
Inoki Lab

Timothy Gilbert: Grand Valley State University, class of 2016
Major: Cell & Molecular Biology
Ginsburg Lab

Sho Harvey: University of Michigan, class of 2016
Major: Biochemistry
Skiniotis Lab

Jeffry Lin: University of Michigan, class of 2017
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Yamashita Lab

Brianna Sohl: Eastern Michigan University, class of 2017
Major: Biochemistry
Weisman Lab

Bridget Waas: Northern Michigan University, class of 2016
Major: Physiology/Biology
Maillard Lab


Past Perrigo Fellows