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Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control »


Program that will equip participants to work at the interface between behavioral and social science, technology, clinical oncology and cancer biology.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Bonnie Spring, PhD (Contact PI), Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 year


Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program »


An interdisciplinary and cross-campus program that provides state-of-the-art training in the cellular and molecular sciences for highly qualified pre-doctoral candidate.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Molecular Science

Contact Name: Dr. Jason Brickner

Contact Email: [email protected]


Center for Healthcare Studies »


The Center for Healthcare Studies orients its research around eight programs that support our vision and mission through focused and collaborative research. Each program provides a home for investigators conducting related research under the health services research umbrella of clinical and translational, outcomes, and comparative effectiveness.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Medical Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Center Director: Jane L Holl, MD/MPH

Contact Email: [email protected]


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Online Programs »


Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) offers engaging gifted online courses and programs, including family programs, enrichment, core essentials, honors, and AP® courses for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 9 weeks - 9 months


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Summrr Programs »


Life-changing residential and commuter programs providing challenging enrichment, honors and Advanced Placement® courses taught in a highly supportive environment. From early childhood through elementary, middle and high school, Center for Talent Development (CTD) gifted summer programs encourage gifted kids to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 1-3 weeks


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program »


Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University assists the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKC) in building awareness fort its prestigious Young Scholars and College Scholarship Programs.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Application Due Date: Friday, April 19, 2024


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Service-Learning Programs »


The Civic Education Project (CEP) combines service-learning with study and reflection. Through this award-winning leadership and civic engagement program, middle and high school students engage with social issues first hand and develop skills to change the world.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 7 days - 3 weeks


Clinical Psychology Internship Track in LGBT Health »


This APA-approved, one-year internship, offered to three trainees annually, is designed to prepare clinical psychologists for careers addressing the behavioral health needs of the underserved populations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. It is funded by a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - IMPACT Program
Career Levels: Clinical Psychology
Subject Area: Health, LGBTQ

Program Duration: 1 year
Students Funded: 3 trainees


IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program »


The Q-Center offers a postdoctoral training program in applied education research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Education, Fellowship

Contact Name: Valerie Lyne

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years
Students Funded: 2-4 per year


Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Training Program »


The training program, unique among the training programs at Northwestern, stresses the basic mechanisms and interactive nature of immunology, microbiology, and pathogenesis and the collaboration of colleagues.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD Co-Director: Stephen Miller, PhD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Pre-doctoral students (2 years) and Postdoctoral students (1 year)
Students Funded: 4 predoctoral and 2 postdoctoral


McNair Scholars »


The goal of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Arts, Business, Education, Science

Contact Name: Angela Vidal-Rodriguez

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Status as a first-generation college student with income eligibility and/or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education.
Program Duration: Academic Year with Summer Research
Stipend Amount: $2,800
Application Due Date: Friday, November 29, 2024


Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia Training Program »


The multidisciplinary Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia (M.A.D.) Training Program provides a select group of postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees a comprehensive research and training opportunity in fundamental and clinical aspects of aging and dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Disease, that is not available through the individual departmental or graduate programs.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: John Disterhoft, PhD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Students Funded: 4 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral


Multidisciplinary Mentored Career Development Program »


The program integrates collaboration, training and resources to scholars including team science workshops, community implementation and dissemination training, and opportunities for research experiences in academia, government and industry leveraging disparate areas of expertise.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024


Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health »


A program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in both pediatrics and engineering, in order to encourage creative thinking and new approaches to child-health research problems.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 year
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 1, 2024


Northwestern Academy »


A program designed to prepare Chicago Public Schools high school students for highly selective colleges and universities through supplemental educational opportunities and support services.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Education, Health

Contact Name: Program Director: Cassandra Geiger

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Student attending Chicago Public School, low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander)
Program Duration: 4-year academic program with summer activities
Students Funded: 200 students will be enrolled from grades 9-12


Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program »


Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Holly Manprisio

Program Duration: 2 years


Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program »


Program offers enriching experiences that enable outstanding high school students to explore and be better prepared for potential careers in medicine as future physicians and biomedical scientists.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine, Science

Contact Name: Counseling Chair and Director of Admissions: Rebecca Miller

Eligibility Criteria: Students from underrepresented communities
Program Duration: Summer


Northwestern University Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program (HSIP) »


As part of the Department of Medical Social Sciences and Institute for Public Health and Medicine, IMPACT participates in HSIP, where PhD students develop an individualized course of study that draws on the broad and deep resources found at Northwestern University.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University, Northwestern University - IMPACT Program
Career Levels: Graduate
Subject Area: Health, LGBTQ


Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) »


To received MD-PhD dual degrees from Northwestern University. Graduates of our Program can build their career by combining research, teaching, clinical medicine, and academic administration in unique ways that suit their personal goals.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Graduate, Medical Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Application Due Date: Monday, December 2, 2024


Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) »


Offers research-based gifted assessment to identify academic ability, measure growth and connect students to resources and opportunities for advanced students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education


NU-PATIENT K12 Faculty Training Program »


An AHRQ funded career development training grant designed to support the early research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: David Cella, PhD Program Coordinator: Robert Chapman

Contact Email: [email protected]


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology


The focus of the postdoctoral experience involves solidifying clinical and supervision skills, deepening self-awareness and self-reflection, strengthening multicultural competency, and developing professional independence while completing 1750 supervised hours to meet licensure requirements in the State of Illinois.

Resource Types: Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students
Subject Area: Psychology

Contact Name: Dr. Miki Koyama

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 Year
Stipend Amount: $30,000
Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024


Postdoctoral Training Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Biostatistics »


Under the supervision of their mentors, trainees are expected to gain hands-on experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of CVD epidemiological or prevention research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Philip Greenland, MD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2-3 years
Stipend Amount: $42,840 - $56,376
Students Funded: 4 postdoctoral students


Psychotherapy Practicum »


The focus of the Psychotherapy Practicum involves developing solid clinical skills, increasing self-awareness and self-reflection, and strengthening multicultural awareness and competency.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Students, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Psychology

Contact Name: Dr. Miki Koyama

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Prospective freshman with ACT score of 25 or above, or current NEIU student or transfer student with cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above
Program Duration: 1 Year
Application Due Date: Monday, February 19, 2024


Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) »


Challenging and enriching courses offering gifted students the opportunity to focus their curiosity and passion on a specific interest area.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 8 weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring


Social Justice News Nexus »


This project connects professional and community-based journalists to journalism students as part of six-month fellowship. Together, produce stories around a specific social justice topic.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels:
Subject Area: Fellowship

Contact Name: Jack Doppelt

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 6 months


Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) »


A primary focus is as a funding source for undergraduate Northwestern students who have accepted (or planning on securing) an unpaid internship in an industry that traditionally does not pay their interns.

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Resource Types: Grant, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Open to all fields

Contact Name: Katie Farrington

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Northwestern University Undergraduated Only
Program Duration: Summer
Stipend Amount: $3000 stipent towards unpaid internship
Application Due Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022


Training Program in Cancer Nanotechnology »


Program that consists of research, educational, and career development components, and that will prepare participants for academic and related careers in translational cancer nanotechnology.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Gayle Woloschak, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2 years


Training Program in Oncogenesis & Developmental Biology »


Enables state-of-the-art training focused on normal and neoplastic development and differentiation to investigate the role of developmentally regulated genes in the etiology of human cancer.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows, Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Elizabeth Eklund, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 year
Students Funded: 2 pre-doctoral and 4 postdoctoral fellows


Translational Bridge Training Program »


Under the co-mentorship of an investigators and a partnering clinician, Bridge Fellows will design and execute a translational project targeting a specific cancer type.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Benette Philips, Scientific Program Director at the Lurie Cancer Cent

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 1 year


Transplant Scientists Training Program »


The NIH funded Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program (TSTP) at the Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center is a two-year mentored research training program designed for academically-oriented postdoctoral MDs and PhDs interested in pursuing a career in transplantation and transplant surgery-related research.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows
Subject Area: Medicine, Surgery

Contact Name: Comprehensive Transplant Center

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Minorities and women are encouraged to apply
Program Duration: 2 years


Tumor Cell Biology: Carcinogenesis Training Program »


This program serves as a focus for interdisciplinary interactions focusing on tumor biology with special strengths in signal transduction, adhesion, motility and angiogenesis, viral carcinogenesis, tumor therapy, translational studies, chemoprevention and a growing program in cancer genetics.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Pre-doctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine, Oncology

Contact Name: Kathleen Green, PhD., Professor, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Contact Email: [email protected]

Students Funded: 8 Pre-doctoral students


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: Monday, February 19, 2024


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


Women’s Health Science Program »


This program targets young women who are considering careers in science and medicine and prepares them with valuable knowledge and skills to successfully become the next generation of women science leaders.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Medicine, Science

Contact Name: Teresa K Woodruff, PhD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Female student attending a Chicago Public School and from an underserved community
Program Duration: Winter 2015


Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center »


To provide an outstanding research training program for the career development of obstetrician-gynecologists to become physician scientists who can conduct advanced translational research and compete for federal funds.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Students
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: Melissa Simon, MD, MPH Principal investigator: Serdar Bulun, MD

Contact Email: [email protected]

Program Duration: 2-5 years