The mission of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) is to advance and support pharmaceutical sciences education at U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy by:
AFPE offers funding to first-year graduate students, Pharm.D.students, and pre-doctoral candidates, and faculty members.
AFPE awards provide recognition and support to a diverse group of talented students and faculty as they pursue advanced pharmaceutical sciences education. These students and faculty develop state-of-the-science knowledge, skills, and techniques of great value to industry and academia as they prepare to participate effectively in achieving the business goals of pharmaceutical research and manufacturing and the academic goals of the pharmaceutical sciences education enterprise.
AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowships encourage the best U.S. students to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical sciences by supporting exceptional first- year of graduate school students as they begin a Ph.D. degree course of study in the pharmaceutical sciences in preparation for careers in industry and academia.
AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences support the most exceptional Ph.D. students during the advanced, research phase of their pharmaceutical sciences course of study and enable them to focus intensively on industry-oriented subjects such as: drug development, drug delivery, clinical trial design and management, pharmacoeconomics, and manufacturing quality control. In the course of their graduate studies, AFPE Fellows receive drug-focused training, in-depth introductions to industry processes, and experience in the use of teamwork and cross-functional collaboration to achieve industry research, development, evaluation and manufacturing goals.
AFPE is proud to support the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in their strategic initiative, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants (SOTL), for enhancing and improving educational outcomes. SOTL provides research funding for faculty members who are engaging in educational research
AFPE supports graduate education, training and research in the pharmaceutical sciences in such disciplines as clinical pharmaceutical science, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology/toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics/metabolism, pharmacotherapy & experimental therapeutics, and social & administrative pharmacy. The interest of AFPE corporate and individual contributors in supporting new or evolving scientific fields helps pharmacy educators create state-of-the-art curricula to keep pace with today’s rapid advances in drug discovery and development.
AFPE partners with the Kappa Epsilon, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Rho Chi pharmacy honor societies to provide fellowships to first-year graduate students.
The mission of Kappa Epsilon is to empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment by developing their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills and leadership vision; and represent the interest of the members to health-care professionals and the community at large.
The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations.
The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.