Training and Education

UCANU Health Services Research Program (T32)

The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are partners in the University of Chicago and Northwestern Health Services Research Program (UCANU HSR Program), which provides training to scholars and researchers in health services and health care delivery. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research T32 Training Grant, the UCANU HSR Program draws upon the complementary resources, faculty, and expertise at each university, while creating new mentoring and research opportunities for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees.

At the University of Chicago, the training program is based at CHeSS; At Northwestern, the program is based at the Center for Healthcare Studies in the Feinberg School of Medicine.

The Predoctoral HSR Program at the University of Chicago has funding for 6 predoctoral fellows each year. Predoctoral fellows must be enrolled in a University of Chicago PhD program when they apply.  Additionally, the program now offers the predoctoral affiliate program, which was created to increase collaboration and training among students who would not otherwise qualify for support from the program’s fellowships. 

Although we do not have any postdoctoral fellowship positions funded by the AHRQ T32 award, postdocs supported through other mechansims are welcome to become affiliates of the program and/or apply to funded fellowships through the NIA T32 Demography and Economics of Aging program or the TL1 Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research and Medical Informatics

Read about the UCANU HSR steering committee or learn more about our current and past trainees. 

Application Process

Click on the links below to learn more about the program requirements and application processes for the predoctoral fellowship, predoctoral affiliate, and postdoctoral affiliate programs. 

Predoctoral Fellowship
Predoctoral Affiliate Program
Postdoctoral Affiliate Program