What’s Included in the Program?

HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE SUPPORTED?  What Support is Offered?

The program is designed to support at least eight trainees for up to two years each, with a stipend of $24,816 annually (current 2019 NIH stipend). The students will be selected from a strong applicant pool across campus, without departmental restrictions.

WHAT WILL THE TRAINING INCLUDE?

Training will include four core components:

Curricular Activities

Curricular activities will ensure depth in the three technological areas and apposite breadth across disciplines

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities will develop pragmatic skills

Professional Development

Professional development will empower trainees to become research leaders

Career Development

Career development will ensure trainees make lifelong contributions to society

The activities within these four components will be structured in a manner to streamline education, allowing the students to focus efficiently on research, and the awarded doctoral degree will include a special designation (concentration in TiMe). Traditional education will further be enhanced by co- mentored research with possibilities of translational opportunities via the new engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine (slated to take its first cohort of students in the fall of 2018).