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Dr. Frank M. Deane Passion for Science Award

04/27/ 2017

Lilly del Caribe, Inc. has a long history of involvement with the academia and the communities in which we operate. As we move forward, our goal is to continue providing opportunities and experiences to help talented students further their studies while contributing to the development of new generations of professionals in Puerto Rico. Our efforts are focused on cooperative learning experiences, research opportunities, collaboration and mentorship, awards and scholarships, among other professional development opportunities.

In 2011 Lilly del Caribe, Inc. instituted the Dr. Frank M. Deane Passion for Science Award for an outstanding graduating baccalaureate student, who has been accepted or is in the first year of a research-based master or doctoral program in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, biochemical engineering, microbiology, and pharmacy. This award represents a unique experience given that it provides selected students with financial support, opportunities for at least one internship, and a grant to the research laboratory that hosted or is hosting the recipient’s investigation experience. In addition, the award recipient will be matched with a Lilly mentor and will have the opportunity to intern at our Puerto Rico manufacturing facilities.

To be eligible for this award, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating baccalaureate student, who has been accepted or is in the first year of a research-based master or doctoral program in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, biochemical engineering, microbiology and pharmacy
  • Exceptional academic achievement in all disciplines, especially in the major, with a GPA of at least 3.70/4.00 from an accredited institution in Puerto Rico
  • Capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the science and engineering fields by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards, prizes, and letters of recommendation
  • Outstanding personal qualities, exceptional leadership, and collaboration abilities
  • Outstanding contributions to the university and community
  • Be a citizen of the United States and resident of Puerto Rico

Applications must be submitted on or before May 31, 2017 via email to becalilly@lilly.com. Students need to be nominated by a faculty representative or research advisor, who will submit the nomination letter to Lilly.