Cancer Research Institute - Lloyd J. Old STAR Program | Research Funding

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Date 15.01.2023  
Category Call for proposal
Aim: The CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR Program—Scientists TAking Risks—provides long-term funding to mid-career scientists, giving them the freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk, high-reward research at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cancer immunotherapy.

Rooted in CRI’s exceptional track record of identifying and supporting people who have had a major impact in immunotherapy, these grants are not tied to a specific research project, but rather support outstanding researchers based on the quality and promise of their overall work.

Duration:      5 year period

Funding:       $1.25 milliion

Eligibility:
  • The applicant must have an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. (or equivalent)
  • Applicants must belong to one of the following categories as of July 1, 2023:
    • Tenure-track assistant professor with a minimum of 3 years in this position (appointed on or before July 1, 2020)
    • Tenure-track associate professor with a maximum of 3 years in this position (appointed on or after July 1, 2020)
    • Adjunct or acting positions are not eligible.
  • Applicants are expected to commit a minimum of 80% of their time to conducting research.
  • CRI has no citizenship restrictions, and research supported by the award may be conducted at medical schools and research centers in the United States or abroad. Please note that the Cancer Research Institute does not support research at for-profit institutions.
How to Apply: The process for applying for a Lloyd J. Old STAR Program consists of two parts: An Application and an Invited Interview
  • Upload Supporting Materials via the online form that can be found on the STAR webpage after creating a user account.

Additional Information:
  • Candidates will be notified in early March whether or not they have been invited for an interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted virtually with members of CRI’s Scientific Advisory Council leadership.
  • The earliest an award can activate is 01 July 2023. Awards must activate on the first of the month.

Deadline:      15 January 2023

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here.
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

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