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December 13, 2018




Bashir Named NAI Fellow
CCIL Member Rashid Bashir, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. This year’s honorees will be formally inducted on April 11, 2019, at Space Center Houston. Learn more.



Murphy Named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List
Chemistry Professor and CCIL Member Catherine Murphy is one of 11 Illinois faculty members named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. This list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world,” according to Clarivate Analytics.

Murphy is the Larry Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry at Illinois. Her research focuses on developing diverse nanomaterials for applications in biology and biotechnology for imaging cells, chemical sensing and photothermal therapy. She also studies the environmental impact of nanoparticles and how their chemical properties influence their behavior. Learn more.



Cancer Center at Illinois Seed Funding Call for Proposals 
The CCIL Seed Funding program provides support for Illinois cancer research teams, with the expected outcome of a fundable interdisciplinary research proposal. The CCIL anticipates funding two or three interdisciplinary research proposals during the 2018-2019 cycle. Learn more about eligibility and deadlines here. 



January Faculty Seminar Series
Save the date for January's Faculty Seminar Series on January 24, 2019, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Beckman Institute (Room 4269) featuring Emad Tajkhorshid, professor of biochemistry, and Paul Selvin, professor of physics.



Involve a Cancer Research Advocate in Your Proposals
A cancer research advocate provides critical insight from a patient’s experience. This perspective helps inform impact statements, significance sections, and lay abstracts. Advocates can also help promote research to the local community and private foundations. Additionally, many funding agencies either require or highly recommend including an advocate on your research team. The Cancer Research Advocacy Group is ready to help. Please contact us to have a research advocate join your team.


National Cancer Institute Fellowship for PhD Students
National Cancer Institute
Nominations: December 17, 2018
Letter of Intent: January 22, 2019
Full Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer
California Breast Cancer Research Program
Deadline: January 7, 2019 

Lloyd J. Old Start Program
Cancer Research Institute
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Program
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline: March 15, 2019

ACS Research Grants
The American Cancer Society
Deadline: April 1, 2019


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