Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery

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The Drug Discovery Scholar application is now closed.

Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you at the Aldrich Lecture!


The Drug Discovery Scholar award is designed to highlight students with demonstrated ability to achieve and contribute to the field of drug discovery through their current research. We are looking to honor 3-5 graduate students and 3-5 postdoctoral fellows who hold innovative promise to drug discovery research while demonstrating passion, creativity, and leadership within their discipline. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all relative disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Selected Drug Discovery Scholars are required to present a poster of their research at the Drug Discovery Poster Session held on April 4, 2017 subsequent to the Aldrich Lecture presentation. Each scholar will be eligible for receiving a Sigma Aldrich Best Poster Award. Additionally, Drug Discovery Scholars will:

  • Receive a certificate of scholarship from CMIDD;
  • Be awarded up to $500 towards research or cost of attendance at a drug discovery related conference of their choice;
  • Be honored at a special networking breakfast with the Aldrich Lecture presenter Dr. Dirk Trauner and MilliporeSigma representatives on the morning of April 4, 2017 at the Hilton Orrington in downtown Evanston.