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


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Date 15.01.2024
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 million

  • 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 1 July 2024:
    • Tenure-track assistant professor with a minimum of 3 years in this position (appointed on or before 1 July 2021)
    • Tenure-track associate professor with a maximum of 3 years in this position (appointed on or after 1 July 2021)
    • 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.
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 they have been invited for an interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted virtually with members of CRI’s Scientific Advisory Council leadership during spring 2024.
  • The earliest an award can activate is 1 July 2024. Awards must activate on the first of the month.

Deadline:      15 January 2024

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

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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