Application deadline: December 8, 2017 (NOT December 31 as you may see in the Graduate School application process).

Postdoctoral fellowship students work closely with faculty in the CHOICE Institute on projects where they learn first-hand how to apply the principles of outcomes research to real-life problems. These fellowships provide students with a year of study at the University of Washington, usually combined with a period of applied research at the sponsoring company. The year of study leads to an MS degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy. The suggested course of study can be found here:

Course of Study for Fellows earning an MS degree.

The University of Washington/Allergan Fellowship and the University of Washington/Bayer Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy each combines the resources of a leading academic center for pharmaceutical economics and policy with the dynamic, real-world training of two major pharmaceutical companies recognized for their commitment to innovation.

The University of Washington/Genentech Fellowship

The University of Washington and Genentech are in the process of establishing a fellowship in HEOR. Please see details of the proposed fellowship below.

We are  pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for our Genentech Fellowship, which has the same structure as the Allergan and Bayer MS Fellowships mentioned above. The eligibility requirements are the same, except instead of three letters of recommendation, this fellowship only requires two. Please contact the program advisor listed below for details on how to apply. The fellowship starts Summer 2018.


Applicants applying for these fellowships must have a degree in pharmacy or health-related discipline and have some research experience (preference will be given to those with a high academic standing). Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also essential. Applicants will be required to submit their curriculum vitae, a letter describing their career goals, and three letters of recommendation. Selection of fellows will be made by a steering committee composed of University of Washington faculty members and representatives from the respective company.

Application Information

Applicants must apply to both the University of Washington Graduate School and the Department of Pharmacy. The Graduate School has an on-line process by which applicants can apply to both. More information about the application process can be found here.

For additional information regarding the Department of Pharmacy process, please see this page.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Michelle Hughes
Graduate Program Advisor
(206) 616-1383