The Merit Based Endowment Research Program is an eight week program. One to two Professional Level Howard University College of Pharmacy students will be selected to participate in the Spring Research Program. All honor society students and high achievement scholars are encouraged to apply. The Merit Based Endowment Research Program is designed to provide an opportunity for all HU pharmacy students to participate in active research projects with faculty. This program is made possible by the National Institutes of Health Endowment grant. Participation in the program is voluntary and there is no cost to the participants.



  • All HU pharmacy students who have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.20 and above.


Students must complete and submit the following information:

  • Merit Based Endowment Faculty/Student Research Program On-line Application
  • Two recommendation forms (1 from the Faculty/Mentor and 1 from College of Pharmacy Course Coordinator or Instructor)
  • A proposal that demonstrates the students’ interest in research, proposed research project and its relationship to Minority Health issues (Two to FIVE pages Times New Roman font size 12 or Arial size 11; 1.5 spacing)
  • One personal (face to face) interview

Applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday, May 9, 2014 in order to receive consideration.  All applicants will be notified of the decision regarding their application by Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Final candidates must reply by Friday, May 30, 2014 with their intent to participate. The spring FSR Program will begin May 27-August 1, 2014. Final Research Summaries are due Friday, August 8, 2014.

For more information, please call or contact:
Dr. Soon Park
COE Research Director

(202) 806-5090

Celia Williams-Fowlkes, M.Ed.
Program Manager,
Center of Excellence
Howard University College of Pharmacy
2300 4th Street, NW Room 116
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-4211 office, (202) 238-8538 fax