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Riback PharmD Summer Research Award


The Riback program is intended for highly motivated PharmD students interested in a research career in biomedical sciences.


The David J. Riback Research Pre-doctoral Fellowships in the UIC College of Pharmacy are funded by an endowment created by Aaron E. Kaplan (Baccalaureate of Science in Pharmacy, 1947) in honor of his uncle, David (Graduate in Pharmacy, 1927). Funds from this endowment support intensive, short-term research training for PharmD students under the supervision of a College of Pharmacy faculty mentor.


Riback Program Description

The program runs for 12 weeks during the summer between May 16 – August 15 and provides a stipend of $7,000 for the student and additional $1,000 for supplies. Training includes hands-on research conducted in the laboratories or clinical practices of faculty members and additional research-related and enrichment activities coordinated with the SURF program.  Riback Fellows present their final research results in poster format during the SURF/Riback Minisymposium in early August and during the annual College of Pharmacy Research Day held in the first week of November.

The 2024 Application Cycle is closed. Check back November 2024 for the summer 2025 cycle applications.

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