Mentored Research Investigator Training

RI MeRIT Program

The Research Institute's newest training program - designed to assist pharmacists with developing the abilities necessary to conduct investigator-initiated research, either independently as a principal investigator or as an active co-investigator within a research team. Positioned between the Research and Scholarship Certificate Program and the Focused Investigator (FIT) Program, ideal candidates for the new MeRIT Program are pharmacy faculty or practitioners with limited research experience who are:

  • committed to incorporating research into their professional careers,
  • interested in generating research themes or obtaining preliminary data for larger funding opportunities,
  • aspiring to be active principal or co-investigators within a research team, and
  • able to commit at least 10% effort to research.

MeRIT is a 2-year longitudinal program that utilizes a combination of live and virtual teaching and mentoring methods to provide trainees with the support and education they need throughout the entire research experience (i.e. from idea to publication). Applications are being accepted now for the cohort beginning the program June 25-June 29, 2018 on the campus of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Informational Conference Calls
‣Tuesday, January 30, 2018: 4:00–4:30 p.m. (EST)
‣Wednesday, February 7, 2018: 1:00–1:30 p.m. (EST)
Learn more about the RI’s Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) program and have any questions you may have answered by program faculty mentors. Contact Carla Scarborough ( or 913-492-3311) for dial-in information.


‣February 28, 2018 - Letter of Intent to attend due (instructions in application)

‣2018 Applications closed March 31

2018 MeRIT Brochure
2018 MeRIT Brochure PDF

2018 MeRIT Application
2018 MeRIT Program Application Word

The MeRIT Program is supported by the ACCP RI and gifts to the Frontiers Fund.