Information found here applies to all fellowships offered at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy unless otherwise stated.

Details on how to apply and the deadlines for each fellowship are available on the Fellowship Page. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) offers industry-sponsored fellowships in drug development/clinical research, medical affairs, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodymanics/pharmacometrics, and regulatory affairs. In addition, academic fellowships are offered in heart failure, HIV pharmacology, oncology and infectious disease. Fellows will spend time at GlaxoSmithKline, United Therapeutics, PPD and IQVIA. A clinical pharmacology fellowship is also available through the T32 Postdoctoral Training program.

Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (DPOP) offers a two-year fellowship in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes Research. This fellowship provides the training and experience needed to successfully compete for positions as a health outcomes researcher in academia, consulting, or in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout the two years of this fellowship, fellows will receive training through didactic courses in research methods, statistics, pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, and pharmaceutical policy. In addition, fellows will spend time at GlaxoSmithKline in the US Health Outcomes Research Department working with health outcomes researchers on various health economics and outcomes research projects.

Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE) offers an academic fellowship in educational development with the Pharmaceutical Care Lab. This academic fellowship helps promising professionals and scholars prepare for academic careers through postgraduate training in program development, teaching, scholarship, and practice.

Most fellows are appointed for two years in DPET and DPOP, though some fellowships in PACE are one year. A third year of appointment in select fellowships may be possible.
The number of fellowships that are awarded can vary by fellowship program, fellowship type, and available funding.
Fellows go on to work in a range of professional areas, including academia, industry, and governmental regulatory agencies, including the NIH and FDA. Most DPET and DPOP industry-sponsored fellows obtained employment by sponsors upon conclusion of their fellowships, but this is not guaranteed. Most of the academic fellows take academic positions and focus heavily on teaching and research.
Yes. Optional informational interviews may be arranged for the ACCP Annual Meeting and the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend these meetings to meet with UNC faculty, fellows, alumni, and sponsors to discuss the fellowship programs in detail. We also encourage you to review the benefits of registering for the Midyear Personnel Placement Service.
You may apply for a fellowship while you are still a student, but appointment is contingent on completion of your advanced degree from an accredited program prior to the beginning of your fellowship appointment. Ideal fellowship candidates will hold a PharmD, MD, or PhD from a U.S. institution. Residency training is preferred but not required, with one exception: the HIV Pharmacology Fellowship does require a residency. Ideal candidates will possess strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication, good organizational abilities, and evidence of leadership and team work.
Your application should be to a type of fellowship, not to a particular company. For example, if you wish to focus on drug development and clinical research, your application will be reviewed by UNC and by the companies that sponsor drug-development fellowships. If you are offered a fellowship, we will notify you of the company to which you have been assigned and where you will spend the second year of your fellowship.
Yes. In addition, the IQVIA sponsored PK/PD fellowship requires relocation to the company’s Orchard Park, Kansas, facility during the second year of appointment. PM does not require relocation.
Compensation is competitive with other training programs and is usually above NIH postdoctoral compensation guidelines. Appointments include funds for travel to one or two scientific meetings per year, support for professional development, health insurance, vacation and sick leave, and the option to enroll in additional UNC benefit programs. For more information on benefits, visit the UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (
All fellows are UNC employees throughout their appointments. Fellows are required to abide by UNC and their sponsors’ confidentiality and employee-policy rules.
International scholars may apply to select fellowships, but preference in appointment will be granted to applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We do not offer sponsorship of an H-1B visa in the event an international scholar is appointed. Our fellowships are training programs, and therefore we consider the J-1 to be the appropriate visa for international scholars. The T32 Postdoctoral Training Program does not accept international scholars.