Membership at University of Illinois Cancer Center

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a research member of University of Illinois Cancer Center.

The Cancer Center aims to stimulate cancer-related academic and clinical research across all schools and departments throughout the University of Illinois’s 3 campuses — Chicago, Peoria, and Springfield. UICC members are encouraged to conduct collaborative state-of-the-art cancer research, provide transdisciplinary team-based clinical care, and engage with the community to understand and address the needs of the population we serve.

University of Illinois Cancer Center members provide meaningful contributions to the Center’s mission of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer and addressing cancer disparities through scientific research, cancer screening and prevention, along with innovative cancer treatment. 

Members are organized into three Cancer Center research programs

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Translational Oncology 

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Pilot Funding Information

Each year, the University of Illinois Cancer Center invites applications for the University of Illinois Cancer Center pilot projects program. The purpose of these pilot project grants is to stimulate new inter-programmatic research initiatives that will lead to competitive grant applications to external peer-reviewed funding organizations. 

Projects are awarded for a one-year period and requested budgets should not exceed $50,000. 

The applications for 2020 have closed. New applications will be solicited in 2021.

For questions, contact Farah Mirza

Learn more about funding opportunities and deadlines.

Trainee Membership

The Trainee Membership program allows students, trainees, and fellows the opportunity to experience membership at University of Illinois Cancer Center. Trainee members have access to special trainee awards, opportunities for paid employment at our summer education programs, and invitations to Cancer Center events.

Learn more about trainee membership.

Events Calendar

Find an event to attend at the Cancer Center.

Contact Us

To learn more about membership at University of Illinois Cancer Center, contact Farah Mizra at

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