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Nelson-Mendenhall Summer Scholars Program

Starting in Summer 2024, the Nelson-Mendenhall Summer Scholars Program (‘NMP’) provides funded opportunities for undergraduate students – from two- and four-year colleges and universities – to conduct research with faculty members at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.

Research in the School of Pharmacy tackles some of the most pressing medical challenges of our day: discovering new ways to treat disease, and making drug treatments safer, more accessible, affordable and effective. NMP Scholars will have the chance to spend 10 weeks working side-by-side with graduate students, research scientists, and UW faculty on projects from developing an HIV vaccine or new treatments for dementia, to understanding how medications affect babies in the womb, to creating better and safer treatments for brain injuries and cancer.

Learn more about our School’s diverse research areas here:

We welcome applications from all eligible students, including members of communities underrepresented in STEM fields due to factors including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, mental or physical disability, socioeconomic background, 1st generation college student status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. A core goal of the Nelson-Mendenhall Summer Scholars Program is to spark an interest in the pharmaceutical sciences among students who might not otherwise be considering careers in research.

The Nelson-Mendelhall Summer Scholars Program will run from June 17–Aug 16, 2024 in Seattle, WA. NMP Scholars will receive a stipend of $7,500. Applications will be reviewed starting on March 25, 2024

To apply, please email with the following information:

  1. Statement of purpose (1-2 pages): What experiences, whether in your personal life, academic, or extracurricular, have led to your interest in research? How would becoming an NMP Scholar advance your academic or professional goals?
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Contact information for 2 references