Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois PREMIER training program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Not already received 2 years of post-doc funding from NIH training grants
  • PhD and/or MD or equivalent by start of training

Due to the nature of the funding, we cannot consider applications from H1-B and J-1 visa holders.

A complete PREMIER application to the program requires:

   1)  Completed UIC PREMIER Fellow Application which will require:
           a.  Curriculum Vitae (CV) please include awards and honors, academic presentations, membership in associations, publications, employment history and relevant material.
           b.  Personal statement (Please limit to one page, summarizing your proposed research, career plans, prior research experience and possible future mentor)
           c.  List of the names of three professional references.
           d.  Your CV, personal statement and the names of the three references available at the time of completing the online application.

  2)  Three letters of recommendation (Include one letter from most recent research mentor) to be e-mailed directly to Julia Henkins (

Application Timeline

  • Applications deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Earliest potential fellowship start date: October 1, 2018

NIH postdoctoral stipend for T32 fellows, please see the NIH Budgetary Levels Effective for the 2018 fiscal year link below.

For more general information about the NIH T32 grant, access the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact the PREMIER Training Program Coordinator:

Julia Henkins, MPH
PREMIER Coordinator
Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Department of Medicine
The University of Illinois at Chicago
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
M/C 275
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (312) 996-8270
Fax: (312) 413-8950

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it's exactly "additionalAnchor").
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a "#" in front of it. (Example, we have a "chief" section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to "#chief")
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor's HYPERLINK WITHOUT the "#", i.e. "chief".
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there's a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.