The IGB has a number of fellowship opportunities to further professional development. Please follow the links below for more information on our Fellowship programs and to find application and deadline information.
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Fellows
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers a number of fellowships for truly exceptional young scholars who have completed their PhD within the last several years, and are looking for a stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary environment to carry out independent and collaborative research in the field of genomic biology. IGB Fellows will typically spend two to three years conducting research in one of several research themes in the institute, and ideally this research will also overlap with two or more of these thematic areas. An annual salary of $54,000 will be provided, with a yearly stipend of $7,500 to be used in support of research. Read more.
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Director's Faculty Fellows
Appointed by the office of the IGB Director, Faculty Fellows serve a one year renewable appointment and conduct a special project or endeavor applicable to the IGB research portfolio.
Loustaunau Graduate Travel Fellowship for Computational Genomics
The IGB is offering the Loustaunau Graduate Travel Fellowship for Computational Genomics to current graduate students conducting research in or using computational genomics with an IGB-affiliated faculty member. The fellowship, which is made possible through a generous gift from Drs. Martha Oehmke Loustaunau and Joaquin O. Loustaunau, will provide selected students up to $1,500 to support professional development activities such as travel to scientific conferences to present their research, and participation in training workshops and other technical meetings to further their training and build professional connections. Read more.
Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar
The Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar Program offers University of Illinois undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the Institute. This program has been established to honor the memory of Carl Woese, who was a distinguished founding member of the Institute for Genomic Biology. The successful applicant must be an undergraduate who has previously worked in the lab of an IGB faculty member or affiliate, and will conduct research on a full time basis over a 10 week period of time during the summer. Scholars will be paid on an hourly basis up to a total of $4,500. Read more.
Mark Tracy Undergraduate Translational Research Fellowship
The Mark Tracy Undergraduate Translational Research Fellowship provides undergraduate students from the University of Illinois the opportunity to participate in innovative research with direct applications to the biotech industry. Two undergraduate students will be selected a 10-week summer research program to work at the IGB under the direction of Kleinmuntz Center Mikashi Award winners, either Professor of Chemistry Paul Hergenrother or Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Brian Cunningham. These fellowships are funded through a generous gift by Dr. Mark Tracy, founder and president of Tracy BioConsulting, LLC. Tracy Fellows will be paid on an hourly basis up to a total of $4,500. Read more.
Kleinmuntz Center Young Innovator Program
The Catherine and Don Kleinmuntz Center for Genomics in Business and Society (The Kleinmuntz Center) is excited to offer a new pilot program for graduate students and post-docs interested in innovation and bringing their science to society. The Young Innovator Program aims to provide professional development for a select cohort of graduate students and post-doctoral associates over a 10-week summer program. At the conclusion, three of the cohort's members will be awarded tiered awards of between $5,000 – $20,000 to help their projects continue to be developed and succeed. Read more.