Student Research Award

The Student Research Award is awarded to a pharmacy student for a published paper that describes a completed research project related to medication use completed during the student’s first through fourth professional years in a college/school of pharmacy.

Description of Award
The recipient of this award receives a $1,500 honorarium, a $1,000 expense allowance to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting for the award ceremony and a plaque.


The ASHP Foundation will request nominations from deans of schools/colleges of pharmacy. In addition, individual ASHP members and affiliated state societies may nominate candidates for awards. Authors may nominate themselves as well.

Articles submitted for the Student Research Award must have been published between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

At the time of preparation of the paper, the author shall have been a full-time student enrolled in a Doctor of Pharmacy program at an ACPE-accredited school/college of pharmacy. The nomination should be accompanied by a letter from a faculty member certifying that the nominated paper is primarily the student's work. The applicant must be either the first or second author listed on the nominated article. To be eligible for this award, the applicant must have participated in each of the following:

(1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
(2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
(3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

To be eligible for this award, all three conditions must be met.

Selection panel members, ASHP staff members, ASHP Foundation staff members, members of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors, and members of the ASHP Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for this award.

Selection Process
The ASHP Foundation reserves the right to change the categorization for submitted articles at the discretion of ASHP Foundation staff and external reviewers. For example, an article submitted through the Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice category could be re-classified to the Pharmacy Practice Research Award category.

Complete applications will be reviewed by members of a review panel appointed by the ASHP Foundation Board of Directors.

The recipient of the award will be notified after the review is completed, and a public announcement will be made prior to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Awards are formally presented during the Literature Awards Breakfast at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Award Recipients
Learn more about awardees chosen this year and from previous years.