Application Process

  • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are available only to citizens of the United States or permanent residents.
  • Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Please Note: The current call for predoctoral applications is open and the due date is March 30, 2021.

Please Note: The current call for postdoctoral applications is open and the due date is March 30, 2021.

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. Once you have been accepted into the graduate program and into a toxicology program faculty preceptor’s lab, you may then submit an application to the training program when a call for applications is announced.
  • Apply to the Training Program in Endocrine, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology
  • To apply for current predoctoral openings, please submit the completed Predoctoral Application, along with the following:
  • 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.

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.
  • Current applications can be downloaded by clicking here: APPLICATION FOR PREDOCTORAL NIEHS T32 2021-2022
  • Complete the Predoctoral Application and submit to the address by the current application call due date.

Please note: The current call for predoctoral applications has ended.

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).
  • To apply for current postdoctoral openings, please submit the completed Postdoctoral Application, 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 from: your primary advisor and two other professional references.
  • A completed Application Form.
  • Current applications can be downloaded by clicking here: APPLICATION FOR POSTDOCTORAL NIEHS T32 2021-2022
  • 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 by the current call for application due date.

Please note: The current application cycle for postdoctoral applications has ended.

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: 217-300-6465
Fax: 217-244-9233
sjlane@illinois.edu

Currently Accepting Applications
Due date is March 30, 2021
Currently Accepting Applications
Due date is March 30, 2021

Training Program Requirements for Endocrine, Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology

    • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are available only to citizens of the United States or permanent residents.
    • In addition to their departmental requirements, all trainees will take Basic (ENVS 480) or Systems (CB594) Toxicology.
    • All predoc and postdoc appointees will be required to submit a fellowship or grant proposal during the first year of their appointment as a trainee.
    • All trainees must attend a weekly toxicology seminar series (CB596), participate in the toxicology journal club and receive training on ethics in toxicology.
    • Trainees will be required to present and discuss their research in the program and are strongly encouraged to present their research at national meetings.
    • Preference will be given to predoctoral trainees in their first or second year and those who are interested in pursuing an academic research career. Selection will be based on academic success, relevance of proposed research to Program goals and commitment to toxicology.
    • All applications are welcome, and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.