Application Process

research workerPredoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are available only to citizens of the United States or permanent residents.

Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Predoctoral Trainee Application Process:

Apply to the Graduate College online, at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/admissions

Apply directly to a department. The Training Program does not award degrees, but instead provides stipends for students while working directly with a faculty member through their individual departmental programs.

Apply to the Training Program in Endocrine, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology:

Applications must be accompanied by a letter from a UIUC faculty member who is presently a preceptor on the Training Grant in Endocrine, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. This letter should state that the faculty member sponsors the applicant for the fellowship and permits the applicant to perform the proposed research under their direction.

Send the Predoctoral Application (applications are not being accepted at this time), along with the following:

Each Predoctoral Trainee application must include all of the following:

  • A career goal statement that clearly identifies the linkage to endocrine, developmental or reproductive toxicology. Limit this to no more than ½ page, single-spaced typed.
  • A research plan that clearly identifies the linkage to endocrine, developmental and reproductive toxicology. Limit this to no more than two single-spaced typed pages.
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (your primary advisor and two other professional references). Each letter should comment on the student’s intellectual ability, capacity for original thought, aptitude for research, dependability and integrity, and demonstrated interest in endocrine, developmental and reproductive toxicology.
  • A completed Predoctoral Application Form (below).
  • Applications are not being accepted at this time, please check back later.

Postdoctoral Trainee Application Process:

Applications must be accompanied by a letter from a UIUC faculty member who is presently a preceptor on the Training Grant in Endocrine, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. This letter should state that the faculty member sponsors the applicant for the fellowship and permits the applicant to perform the proposed research under their direction.

Write directly to the person with whom you wish to work. This may include exploratory correspondence before a formal application is submitted.

Then submit, with the assistance of the faculty of interest, the following materials to make the formal application (ongoing application process).

Send the Postdoctoral Application for the academic year 2014-15, (the completed application is DUE JULY 31, 2014), along with the following:

Each Postdoctoral Trainee application must include all of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • An essay that describes your career goals and past experiences. Limit 2 pages, single-spaced typed.
  • A research plan that clearly identifies the linkage to endocrine, developmental and reproductive toxicology. Limit this to no more than two single-spaced typed pages. To be prepared in consultation with the prospective mentor.
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • Copies of important publications
  • Three letters of recommendation (your primary advisor and two other professional references).
  • A completed Application Form (below).
  • APPLICATION FOR POSTDOCTORAL NIEHS Summer 2014
  • Applications must be accompanied by a letter from a UIUC faculty member who is presently a preceptor on the Training Grant in Endocrine, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. This letter should state that the faculty member sponsors the applicant for the fellowship.
  • Complete the Postdoctoral Application and submit to the address below by July 31st, 2014.

For more application information, please contact:

Synthia Lane, Coordinator

Department of Comparative Biosciences
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-244-6006
Fax: 217-244-1652
sjlane@illinois.edu