Join the TiME Program

Application Information

The Tissue Microenvironment (TiME) Training Program is a university-wide training program for graduate students, supported by a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The program is recruiting the next cohort of trainees. Applications and recommendation letters are due June 28, 2024.


  • Must be a pre-doctoral student, with at least 2 years of graduate school experience
  • Must commit to two full years of TiMe training, i.e. cannot graduate before the end of two years of training
  • Must be a University of Illinois student
  • Strong research interest in the tissue microenvironment
  • U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible

Application Requirements

  • A CV
  • A one-page description of your current research
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty, including one (1) from your faculty supervisor
  • A brief summary of why you would be a good candidate for this training position, especially showing how your research would span the themes of the training program. The summary should be one page or shorter.
  • A copy of your graduate transcript(s)