Applications Are Now Open For The 2022 Stars Program!

Are you a doctoral level researcher committed to a career in cancer research in sub-Saharan Africa? or Do you have a health care or research background and interested in developing skills to manage cancer research projects?

If so, we invite you to apply to participate in a 9-month part-time training activity that aims to create a cadre of individuals who will obtain fundamental skills to lead and support high quality cancer research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Successful candidates will be awarded up to $25,000 to support travel and training related costs.

Key Dates

Program Announcement and Applications Open October 1, 2021
Webinar for Potential Applicants November 15, 2021, 16:00 GMT — Slides - Video
Letter of Intent (LOI) Due Date (online submission) December 31, 2021, 23:59 GMT
Webinar for Potential Applicants January 10, 2022, 16:00 GMT — Slides - Video
Application Due Date (online submission) February 4, 2022, 23:59 GMT
Scientific Merit Review March, 2022
Decisions Announced April 1, 2022
Training Start Date May 16, 2022


  • All Applicants: African nationals resident in Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply.
  • Principal Investigator Track: Doctoral-level researchers intending to build a cancer research career in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Project Manager Track: Candidates of any background with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out project management are eligible.

How to Apply

Informational Webinar - Nov 15, 2021

Informational Webinar - Jan 10, 2022

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