Application Process

AFPE is pleased to offer various Fellowships and Awards to students. AFPE is committed to supporting pharmaceutical education for the greater good.

We invite you to learn more about the awards and fellowships we provide


Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
The primary goal of the AFPE Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship program is to positively impact patient and public health by supporting high performing students who possess the skill and aptitude to become outstanding scientists and leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and the government/nonprofit sectors. 

AFPE offers the following fellowships:


Gateway to Research Awards
This scholarship is for pharmacy students currently enrolled in an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy. The primary goal of the Gateway to Research Scholarship program is to help students gain an understanding of the importance of research by enabling them to apply that knowledge to improve their clinical skills. This scholarship provides a unique opportunity for talented Pharm.D. and baccalaureate degree students to participate in a faculty-mentored research project. The Gateway to Research Scholarship also encourages students who have the aptitude and desire to pursue a career in research to continue their education in a Ph.D. program. This award helps students to learn to identify relevant research problems, generate a research hypothesis, analyze data, learn how to interpret and use research results in practice, learn to effectively communicate research and clinical data to a broad audience, develop problem-solving skills, and sharpen critical thinking skills. Overall the exposure to and understanding of research enables them to improve their clinical skills to facilitate better communication with patients and medical team members, thus equipping them for the changing healthcare workforce.

AFPE offers the following awards:


Faculty Awards
William M. Heller Mentor of the Year Award


All of our applications follow strict timelines. To find out when applications are to be submitted by follow the link below


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