Applications are NOW OPEN


Deadline: November 15, 2023

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 the 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 the most recent research mentor) to be e-mailed directly to Amruta Barve (

Application Timeline

Deadline: November 15 2023

To begin your application

Complete this form

NIH postdoctoral stipend for T32 fellows, please see the NIH Budgetary Levels Effective for the 2023 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:

Amruta Barve, 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 60608
Phone: (312) 257-4093
Fax: (312) 996-2703

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.