I’m writing to let you know we are running our Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity fellowship program again, for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. The program is essentially the same as last year. As a reminder, we are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates from historically under-represented ethnic groups to participate in this research fellowship program. We are asking for your help in identifying these individuals from your own research group and undergraduate organic classes. The same requirements and qualifications apply. This is a $15K fellowship divided into $7500/semester. Each semester $6000 is for the student stipend and $1500 may be used for lab and travel costs. The student is required to write a report of his/her progress in January 2014 in order to receive the spring stipend. Also, the student will be invited to present his/her research at the La Jolla site at the end of the 2014 summer. Deadline is October 21, 2013.
The research areas of that we will consider funding include organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, crystallography and structural/chemical biology.
Attached is a cover letter describing the program in more detail along with a copy of the application and a flyer to post around the department. Please also feel free to circulate these materials to other interested colleagues/students. I can also provide former example applications if students need an idea of what we are looking for in a successful application.
We look forward to hearing from you and some excellent Oregon State University chemistry undergraduate students. Thanks for your help in making this program a success.