Traineeships & Fellowships
Supporting Our Students
The School of Public Health offers a number of federal research traineeships to support our graduate students. Public Health Traineeships are federally funded and typically are awarded as payment of tuition and fees, either in part or whole depending on the availability of funds. In order to qualify, a student must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
Many of the traineeships, except for the Public Health Traineeship, are housed within individual academic divisions.
Office of the Dean
The Dean’s office offers a school-wide traineeship. Public Health Traineeships are federally funded and typically awarded as payment of tuition and fees, either in part or whole depending on the availability of funds. In order to qualify, a student must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application. Click on the link below to learn more about the program.
- Cancer Education and Career Development Program: The Cancer Education and Career Development Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago prepares promising new scholars to conduct research in the critical field of cancer disparities. Our predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees benefit from didactic workshops, personalized mentoring, and hands-on research experience to launch their careers with strong research skills based on practice, a professional network of senior cancer investigators and peers, and a deep understanding of socioeconomic, and racial and ethnic disparities in cancer prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
Community Health Sciences
Community Health Sciences offers traineeship opportunities through the following programs:
- Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health: This training program provides students (undergraduate/graduate), scholars, and working MCH professionals a rigorous evidence-informed academic program steeped in social justice, practical experience, and collaboration with both communities and Title V partners leading to the development of local to global leaders focused on supporting the health and well-being of women, children, and families including children and youth with special health care needs.
- Maternal and Child Health-Epidemiology Program: The MCH Epidemiology program is a joint effort of the MCH program in the Community Health Sciences Division and the Epidemiology Division of the UIC-SPH and emphasizes the use of analytic skills to address the health problems of the MCH population.
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division
EOHS allows students to acquire specialized training in Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Substances, and Occupational Medicine. These opportunities are made possible by the Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center, a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center. The Illinois ERC is a recognized leader in research training, and research to promote healthier and safer workplaces and workers. The Illinois ERC aims to improve, promote, and maintain the health of workers and communities through innovative and interdisciplinary activities that: 1) Educate graduate students to be professionals and researchers in occupational and environmental health and safety; 2) Prepare professionals to be leaders and practitioners in their disciplines through continuing education; 3) Enhance the expertise of employers, worker organizations, and communities through outreach and technical assistance; and 4) Enrich the knowledge base for solving current and future problems.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The UIC Komen Cancer Epidemiology and Health Disparities Fellowship was developed in 2011 and focuses on training of Masters and Doctoral level students to become cancer epidemiology and health disparities researchers. For further information, please contact Judith Sayad (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Health Policy and Administration
Fogarty UIC AIDS International Training and Research Program: The UIC-AITRP is designed to build long-term capacties that help to address the AIDS epidemic in Chile, China, Indonesia, and Malawi. The program aims to provide biomedical and behavioral science training in HIV/AIDS prevention at the MS, Ph.D, and post-doctoral levels in Public Health and/or Nursing for students and practicing professionals in Chile, China, Indonesia, and Malawi.
Institute for Health Research and Policy
Established in 1992 with funding from the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Education and Career Development Program aims to control and prevent cancer through predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.