Student Financial Support

TRAINEESHIPS

The Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety funds traineeships for students completing MPH, MS or PhD degrees in the following areas:

  • Industrial Hygiene Traineeship awards are for applicants accepted into the MS, MPH and PhD degree programs. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States. For further information, contact Lorraine Conroy, ScD, CIH, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-7469 or lconroy@uic.edu.
  • Occupational Medicine Residency The occupational medicine concentration has been approved for physicians seeking eligibility to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Physicians in this program are awarded the MPH degree upon completion of their studies. For further information, contact Dan Bakston, MD, MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-355-3554 or dbakston@uic.edu.
  • Occupational Safety Traineeship awards are for applicants accepted into the MS, MPH and PhD degree programs. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States. For further information, contact Lorraine Conroy, ScD, CIH, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-7469 or lconroy@uic.edu.
  • Agricultural Safety and Health Traineeship awards are for graduate students who are enrolled in agricultural or rural health related programs. Students must be a citizens or resident aliens of the United States. Students must be willing to develop a special academic focus in agricultural safety and health. This program is located in the college of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) on the Champaign/Urbana campus.  For further information, contact Josie Rudolphi, PhD , Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, at josier@illinois.edu.
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Traineeship awards are for applicants accepted into the MS and/or PhD degree program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States.  Admission preference will be given to majors in biological sciences or mathematics. For further information, contact Leslie Stayner, PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, at lstayner@uic.edu or Mary Turyk, PhD, MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, at mturyk1@uic.edu.
  • Targeted Research Training (TRT) Traineeship awards are for applicants accepted into PhD degree programs at UIC, and Postdoctoral Fellowships are restricted to applicants who have obtained a PhD or equivalent degree. Applicants should be interested in conducting research on the TRT Program theme of precarious and high-risk employment. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States. For further information, see the Targeted Research Training page or contact Kathy Rospenda, PhD at rospenda@uic.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial support in the form of traineeships and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis, dependent on program funding. Financial aid is usually available to qualified students in the form of a traineeship or research assistantship. The traineeships may include a monthly stipend and/or payment of in-state tuition and fees. Research assistantships provide students with opportunities to participate in faculty research projects and include a wage and, in most cases, a tuition waiver. Students may contact the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid, the SPH Office of Student Affairs, or Ed Zordani, Academic Advisor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-8856 or zordani@uic.edu for more information.