Resource Participating Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago


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Exelon/Comed STEM Academy »


The CHANCE S.T.E.M. Academy is a partnership with Exelon-ComEd, and is an interactive project designed to introduce high school students to college-level engineering coursework.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: School Year


UIC CCTS 2019 Pilot Funding Available for Translational Research Projects »


UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Pilot Grant Program

AY 2019-2020 Call for Applications

 

Overview

The goals of the CCTS Pilot Grant Program are:

  • to foster outstanding new clinical and translational research at UIC by supporting the development of preliminary data that can be used to launch new NIH or other externally-funded research proposals;
  • to encourage interdisciplinary teams of investigators that spans across Colleges and campus to develop collaborations or new research avenues;
  • to promote interactions between basic and clinical scientists; and
  • to support research collaborations with community partners and organizations.

This program focuses on clinical and translational research, and as such, all applications must involve human subjects, facilitate human subject investigations, establish infrastructure related to human subject investigation, or concern disease mechanisms with clear, near term implications for therapeutics or prevention. Pilot funding aims to support several aspects of the collaboration that will lead to a successful, extramurally funded research programs.

Aspects include but are not limited to:

  • proof of principle studies for new methodologies;
  • feasibility studies for patient recruitment;
  • measurement validation studies;
  • pilot intervention studies to inform sample size and power estimation;
  • establishment of collaborative community partnerships;
  • development of new technologies to address a clinical research problem;
  • improvements in biomedical informatics architecture and/or delivery of services,
  • new methods for structuring or analyzing data sets; and
  • stimulating child clinical research.

Note: Pilot funds cannot be used for clinical trials.

Priority Areas

Although applications are welcome in the broad domains of clinical translational research, we are especially interested in applications covering the following priority areas for Fall 2019 funding:

  • Pain management/opioid use/substance use
  • Health disparities/health equity
  • Innovative Implementation Science: Implementation methods that promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical or policy contexts
  • Projects linking patient data to Chicago Health Atlas data
  • Projects that tie into Healthy Chicago 2.0 goals
  • Studies on methods to improve the clinical translational research process
  • Projects grounded in bidirectional community-based participation
  • Child health research
  • Studies that address health equity

Application Process

Pilot grants can be up to 2 years in duration ($30,000 each year, with second year funding contingent upon progress made during Year 1) and focus specifically on activities needed to prepare competitive NIH grant proposals.

Grant Application Process:

  • Phase 1)  Letter of intent with proposal abstract.  The review committee will review and score these; a selected group will then be invited to submit for Phase 2.
  • Phase 2)  Full Application to be submitted only by those invited from Phase 1.

Deadlines for the AY 18-19 pilot grant program:

  • Letters of Intent (REQUIRED): 12 Noon CST, Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Invitations for full application: Anticipated by July 19, 2019
  • Complete pilot grant application: 5:00pm CST, Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Award decisions: October 16, 2019
  • Funding Start Date: November 16, 2019

Letter of Intent Form
Letter of Intent Guidelines
Submit a Pilot Grant Letter of Intent

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Resource Types: Academic Center, Academic Partner, Grant
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels:
Subject Area:

Address: Medical Center Administration Building 914 S Wood Street Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Name: The Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences

Contact Email: [email protected]


UIC CHANCE Saturday College Prep »


The CHANCE Saturday College is a comprehensive 10-week instructional program designed for high school students interested in attending UIC and will prepare them for the transition to college and the placement exam.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: College Course Prep

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 10 Weeks


UIC CHANCE Summer Youth STEM camp »


The CHANCE for CHANGE Summer Youth S.T.E.M. Camp was designed to identify and recruit academically talented students interested in the STEM disciplines in order to prepare them for academic instruction and networking opportunities for possible entry into S.T.E.M. related careers.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 6 Weeks Summer Program


UIC HCOE Medicinal Scholars »


The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Eligibility Criteria: Undergraduate Latino Student
Program Duration: 3 Years
Students Funded: 30 Students Selected
Application Due Date: Monday, July 15, 2024


UIC Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LAHSEP) »


The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program(LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program open to High School students and incoming UIC freshman from the Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs. The overall goal of this program is to offer Latino students a holistic approach to their educational development through a three track process that develops and prepares participants in specific areas (ACT, Research, or transition to UIC).

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Eligibility Criteria: Latino High School Student
Program Duration: Summer, 6 weeks


UIC Medicina Academy Apprentice Program (MAAP) »


The Medicina Academy Apprentice Program is a highly engaging 4-year pre-medical apprentice program that works in partnership with Chicago area high schools to provide pathways for Latino students to prepare for professions in the medical field.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Juan Mosqueda

Program Duration: 4 Years
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 15, 2024


UIC Summer Research Opportunities Program »


The goal of SROP is to introduce domestic underrepresented sophomores and juniors to academic research experiences. Student participants work one-on-one with a faculty mentor giving them an opportunity to experience research and the graduate student experience. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) launched its SROP in 1986, with a total of six minority undergraduate students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Allen Bryson

Eligibility Criteria: Sophmore and Junior Undergraduate Students from underrepresented ethnic/minority groups who have a 2.75 or higher grade point average
Program Duration: Full Time over the Summer
Application Due Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024


UIC TRIO »


The programs seek to increase the rate of students who complete secondary school and enroll in and graduate from a postsecondary institution.

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Resource Types: Support Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Multidisciplinary

Contact Name: Kevin Gordon

Eligibility Criteria: Low Income or First Generation


UIC UHP Early Outreach Program »


The Early Outreach Program is a pre-college pipeline that includes Saturday College, Summer Prep, and Young Scientist programs, among others, for talented Chicago-area 4th through 12th grade students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Princess Currence

Eligibility Criteria: 4th - 12th Grade Student
Program Duration: 1 year


Youth Health Sciences Service Corps »


The Youth Health Service Corps recruit and train a corp of high school and grammer school volunteers prepared to respond to emergencies in conjunction with city, state and federal agencies.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago - Cancer Center
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School
Subject Area: Health Sciences

Contact Name: Yazmin San Miguel

Eligibility Criteria: Chicago High School and Grammar School Student
Program Duration: School Year