Education & Career Development

The Center for Education and Career Development (CECD) trains the entire translational research workforce through more than 14 programs, allowing early career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, scholars, trainees, and clinical research professionals to advance Northwestern's research enterprise.

Connecting You to the Resources You Need

For Investigators


We offer a number of educational opportunities, workshops, & seminars to support early-career faculty members in their work as:

  • Principal Investigators
  • Sub Investigators
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Post-doctoral Fellows
View Investigator Resources

For Research Staff


Our staff development programs & resources help create a skilled, efficient clinical research workforce made up of:

  • Research Coordinators
  • Research Nurses
  • Research Assistants
  • Regulatory Staff
View Staff Resources

NIH Opportunities


We have programming for three National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards: TL1, KL2, & SIP. We also offer resources for the NIH diversity supplements. These opportunities are available to:

  • Early Career Faculty
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Post-doctoral Fellows
  • Masters Students
View NIH Programs

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