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Alexander Marson, STAR grantee in lab
CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR Alexander Marson, Ph.D., of UCSF. Photo by Anastasiia Sapon.

Dear ,

The Cancer Research Institute is requesting applications for the Lloyd J. Old STAR Program. The CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR Program—Scientists Taking Risks—provides long-term funding to mid-career scientists, offering a degree of freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk/high-reward research at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cancer immunology.

STAR grants are not be tied to a specific research project, but rather support outstanding researchers based on the overall quality and promise of their work. A successful candidate is one that will demonstrate confidence and curiosity to ask difficult immunological questions—forging new understandings and innovation that will drive the field forward. 

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a tenure-track faculty appointment as an assistant professor (minimum 3 years) or as an associate professor (maximum of 3 years).

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Funding: $1.25 million over five years


Lynne A. Harmer
Director of Grants Administration
Cancer Research Institute


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