Educational & Professional Development Resources

For MS in Clinical and Translational Science Students
For Junior Faculty Scholars
For Pre-Doctoral Trainees
For NIH K-Series Career Development Award Applicants
For NIH T-Series Traning Grant Applicants
Grant Writing
Health Sciences Library
Team Science
General Research
Non-CCTS Research Training Opportunities


For MS CTS Students

Committee Development Worksheet 

Submit this worksheet to Jaclyn Jackson at when you have selected a primary mentor, and when any additional mentors/committee members are added.

Semester Plan and Evaluation

Complete this planning document in consultation with your primary mentor and advisor. Submit this form to Jaclyn Jackson at the end of each semester.

Preliminary Research Question and Significance 

Complete this form early in the research process to ensure that the proposed project is appropriate for the MS thesis.

Program Proposal

Complete the program proposal in consultation with the Program Director, and submit to the Program Coordinator at least twice during the program (initial and final). This document is designed to help ensure that you meet all program requirements.

Thesis Proposal/Detailed Research Plan

Complete this outline of your research project in collaboration with your mentors, and submit to the Program Coordinator for approval.

 Research Hours Registration Instructions

Access the IPHS Research Hours Registration Form from the SPH website. Submit to Jaclyn Jackson at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester during which you wish to register for research hours.


For Junior Faculty Scholars

Coming soon!


For Pre-doctoral Trainees

Coming soon!


For NIH K-Series Career Development Award Applicants

NIH-supported career development awards are designed to develop a diverse pool of highly trained scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. These awards provide junior faculty with protected time in order to become productive and fully independent investigators, as well as mentors for the next generation of researchers. The resources included here provide detailed information about the various types of career development awards, as well as specific tools to be used in putting together K award applications.

NIH K Kiosk

A variety of resources for NIH Career Development Award applicants.

Types of NIH Career Development Awards

This document outlines each type of NIH K series award, describing the purpose, eligibility requirements, and review criteria of each award for reviewers.

Successful K Proposal Library

This online library has been created to support UIC researchers in their grant writing process. It has been made possible by award recipients who have generously offered their work for review by the UIC community. The library current includes examples of K01, K08, K23, and K99 grant applications.

Career Development Planning Tables/Templates

Feel free to use or modify any of these tables when developing your own career development plans.

For NIH T-Series Training Grant Applicants

Sample Elective Courses 

These courses are available across campus for those interested in expanding their clinical and translational research skills.


Grant Writing

HPA 591 Grant Writing Course

This course, offered through the Division of Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public health fosters grant writing skills, and helps students learn the mechanics of an NIH grant application, particularly K awards, and how to peer review applications.

UIC School of Public Health Office of Research Grantsmanship Workshop Archives

If you are looking to strengthen your grantsmanship skills, SPH Office of Research Services is now posting their archived 2013 and 2014 grantsmanship presentations and webinars on a special intranet page available to the UIC Community.

UIC Research Development Services

Research Development Services (RDS) is a division of OVCR. Their mission is to facilitate faculty research across UIC from the concept stage through submission of proposals and they offer assistance with funding searches, proposal development, guidance with UIC policies and procedures, workshops, and seed/pilot funding.


Health Sciences Library

UIC Health Sciences Library Clinical and Translational Science Research Guide

This is a compilation of resources available through and recommended by the Health Sciences Library. Included are reporting tools, databases, and author tools.

UIC Health Sciences Library Workshops

The Library of the Health Sciences offers workshops focused on instruction and consultation in locating and evaluating scientific research indexed in scholarly databases (e.g., Medline, Embase) and in grey (unpublished) literature. Workshops also provide training for using NCBI databases. Consultation with health sciences librarians in searching the literature is also available.


Team Science

Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference

The Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference is a week-long international, multi-agency forum dedicated to the empirical field of the science of team science. SciTS brings together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines, including: translational research, evaluation, communications, social and behavioral sciences, complex systems, technology and management in an effort to enhance understanding of how best to engage in team science to meet society's needs.


General Research

Video Resources from Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 

The CCTSI (Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute), one of our fellow CTSA Programs at the University of Colorado Denver, has produced a host of useful online video resources. Topics include: Researcher Networking, How Bioinformatics Can Jump Start Your Research Career, Regulatory Compliance: What You Need to Know, Best Practices in Research Forms Design, Managing to Research Data Resources, mRNA Expression Technology, and more. (Supported by NIH/NCATS Colorado CTSI Grant Number UL1 RR025780. Contents are the authors' sole responsibility and do not necessarily represent official NIH views.)


Non-CCTS Research Training Opportunities

NIH Clinical Center Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in July 2014 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

The Lasker program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions.

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)

The overall goal of the UIC BIRCWH program is to train a cadre of researchers to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women’s health and sex/gender-based research.