Campus News: awards for junior faculty

Awards for junior faculty

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science is accepting applications for the Clinical and Translational Science (CATS) Scholars Awards.

The two-year awards provide mentoring and career development for clinical and translational scholars in disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, and physical and occupational therapy.

The progam aims to accelerate career progression of junior faculty who have completed the majority of their formal research training and require time to develop a specific research project that will lead to external funding.

Scholars will receive $25,000 annually to support their scholarly activities, as well as $2,500 per year for research-related travel.

Apply by April 17.



Open enrollment

Open enrollment for the University Supplemental Long Term Disability Plan through Prudential is available to CMS benefits-eligible employees through March 17.

For more information, contact University Payroll and Benefits at benefits@
 or 312-996-7200.


Retiring/leaving the university?

UIC employees may defer vacation and/or compensable sick leave payouts to their University 403(b) and/or State 457 retirement accounts when separating or retiring from the university.

To defer your payout, contact University Payroll and Benefits at least 60 days prior to your last day of employment. Contact UPB at or 312-996-7200, or visit the office at 809 S. Marshfield Ave., first floor.

For more information, visit NESSIE.


WoRD Book Club

The spring meeting of the WoRD Book Club, sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, is set for April 4.

The featured novel is We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The event takes place from noon–1 p.m. in 1-470 Daley Library.


Faculty Advisory Committee

Nominations are due March 17 for seven seats on the campus Faculty Advisory Committee, which considers faculty grievances and serves as a communication channel between academic staff and administration. The committee is elected by tenured and tenure-track faculty through ballot election.

The committee also conducts hearings and makes recommendations on faculty cases involving severe sanctions short of dismissal.

For information, call 312-996-2926.

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