ISPE Student/Recent Graduate Grant Program

ISPE with partnership of the ISPE Foundation is passionately committed to investing in the future of the pharmaceutical industry through our student and Emerging Leaders programs.

ISPE is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates to experience an ISPE conference in person. For 2023, ISPE is providing grants for students and recent graduates to attend our two largest conferences: 2023 ISPE Europe Annual Conference or the 2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo.

ISPE has received funding for 100 students to receive the opportunity of a lifetime!

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ISPE Student and Emerging Leader Hackathon

The ISPE International Hackathons are events for recent graduates and students. The main objective of a Hackathon is to divulge knowledge, in an innovative situation, on the trending topics of the pharmaceutical sector, and to provide and promote networking opportunities between students, recent graduates, and industry professionals.

Upcoming Hackathons:

ISPE EU Hackathon 2023 in Amsterdam

The ISPE EU Emerging Leaders Community is inviting participants with less than 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to take part in the next ISPE EU Hackathon 2023. The hackathon is organized in Amsterdam RAI during the weekend of 6-7th of May preceding the main program of the ISPE EU Annual Conference on 8-10th of May 2023. This time hackathon will be organised as a competitive event in which participants will work in small groups solving a problem statement formulated by one of the leading local companies producing Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). The goal is to solve the problem over the weekend under the guidance of the coaches in ATMPs and experts in Pharma 4.0 using different scenarios. By collaborating with each other on a proposed challenge within 24-hours all teams have to present their innovative solution to a problem to the judges and industrial partners. Based on predefined criteria the winner team will be selected to present their work during the ISPE EU Annual Conference 2023. Do not miss this unique hands-on learning and networking opportunity.

The theme of the ISPE EU Hackathon will be Challenges of the Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
Max # of participants: 30

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Who Is Eligible for Student Membership?

Individuals enrolled full-time at a college, university, or other educational institutions are eligible for Student Membership with proof of status. We realize circumstances occur when an individual may not be enrolled full-time as a student, however, if the primary intention of the individual is education, student membership is allowed.

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How to Join

To join, complete an online membership application or fax/mail a Membership Application with payment. Immediately after payment is accepted, students must complete the process by providing proof of their student status; any of the methods listed below are acceptable:

  • Current semester schedule showing number of credits
  • Transcript (official or unofficial) with number of current credits
  • University letter stating "student" status
  • University Web site page indicating the date and "student" status
  • Valid and current Student ID card

The proof of student status can be faxed, emailed as an attachment, or mailed to ISPE's Member Services.

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Emerging Economies

Students residing in an Emerging Economy country receive a discount on dues by paying US $10 or €10 through the local ISPE Affiliate or Chapter. Please contact the local ISPE Affiliate/Chapter in your area for complete details.

What Comes After Graduation?

Existing Student Members may extend their Student Membership for one year following graduation. Exceptional educational programs, unique networking opportunities, and the promise of developing professional relationships with ISPE Members prove to be invaluable tools when it comes to landing a job. Finding a job often is about "who you know" and ISPE offers students access to a vast network of potential employers.

Student Chapters

Each Student Chapter is sponsored by its local ISPE Affiliate or Chapter, which provides valuable support in the form of Industry Advisors to mentor students. 

An ISPE Student Chapter brings the following benefits to your university:

  • Access to the latest technology and industry trends from professionals around the world
  • Opportunities to develop collaborative student projects between academia and industry professionals
  • Opportunities to partner with Student Chapters in other countries for global networking and information exchange
  • ISPE honorary membership for Faculty Advisors
  • Complimentary copies of ISPE technical publications for the university library
  • Association with ISPE and its collaborations with key regulatory bodies from around the world, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW), the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), World Health Organization (WHO), European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA), and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH)

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Find more information for Student Chapters by browsing the Student Chapter Resources.

Check with your university or local Affiliate or Chapter for more information, or send a message to ISPE at

Student Resources

University Biopharmaceutical Engineering and Related Curriculums

There are numerous colleges and universities that have undergraduate and graduate programs in Biopharmaceutical Engineering and Biomanufacturing, as well as other related curriculums. Some of these, many of which are home to ISPE Student Chapters, are here:


For assistance identifying your local Student Chapter and to get answers to your questions about ISPE Membership and its' many benefits, contact:


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