Education & Training

We offer career development opportunities for current and aspiring health researchers.

The NIH Grant Writing Series launched in 2015 to provide Illinois faculty members with education and support for grant-writing success. Today, IHSI offers a wide range of experiences for faculty, students, clinicians, and professionals. These specialized courses, programs, and research experiences foster innovation and growth for our research community. 

Emerging Research Leaders Academy

The Emerging Research Leadership Academy lays the groundwork for mid-career faculty to develop vital leadership and management skills to enhance their own research programs and build excellence in team science.

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Grant Seeking Programs

IHSI’s Research Development team partners with campus units and experienced investigators to offer training on how to submit successful proposals.

  • NIH Grant Writing Series
  • DoD Grant Seeking Workshop
  • Peer Accountability Writing Groups

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Professional Courses

Professional training courses build skills for a workforce of biomedical innovators. The Computational Genomics course and others attract scientists and clinicians seeking technical applications for clinical practice.

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Student Fellowships & Programs

A variety of student fellowships and programs offer opportunities for students in every discipline. Illinois students are empowered to accelerate research, strengthen partnerships, and make an impact in the community.

  • Community-Engaged Programs
  • Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance Fellowships

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Faculty trained through the NIH Grant Writing Series 


engaged research projects supported by Community-Academic Scholars

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