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Funding Your Education

Competitive financial support is available to admitted PhD students in the form of teaching and research assistantships. No additional forms are needed in order to be considered for this funding.

Many students receive prestigious internal and external fellowships.  Students are highly encouraged to apply for these funding opportunities.


Internal Funding

UIC Graduate College Fellowships Deadlines. This website lists UIC fellowships and other awards administered through the Graduate College. Since departments need to submit nominations to the Graduate College (wherever it states "department nominations due") students should consult with their programs to determine by when documents must be submitted to the program.

Research Training in Natural Product Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This NIH/NCCIH training grant was awarded to the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy to support six predoctoral and three postdoctoral trainees in the field of natural products research with emphasis on complementary and alternative medicine. For more details, please visit the training grant website.

CCTS Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) Program. Funding opportunity for graduate students entering year 3 or year 4 of their study.  Application deadline is in summer. For more details and application forms, contact Susan Lynch at 312-413-5429 or

External Funding

Download here a searchable spreadsheet of regular funding opportunities for graduate students. This list contains both internal (UIC) funding opportunities and external funding tailored for COP graduate students.