Graduate Programs & Funding

TiME Program

The Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Program is a university-wide training program for graduate students, supported by a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

C★STAR Program

Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (C★STAR) is a collaborative endeavor with Carle Foundation Hospital’s Cancer Center and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This graduate educational program fosters translational research and near-term benefits to the patients served in the community.

CCIL Graduate Scholarship Program

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The Cancer Center at Illinois Graduate Cancer Scholarship Program (GCSP) provides graduate students in CCIL member labs with experience preparing research proposals for supporting high-quality collaborative research conducted by those students. The primary criterion for selection is the quality of the proposed research. An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of a current CCIL member with at least one CCIL member acting as co-mentor. CCIL Graduate Cancer Scholars will be encouraged to submit an application for an NCI F31 Predoctoral Fellowship and schooled on the process as relevant.

Submission deadline for the next round of funding will be announced soon.