Funded by the National Cancer Institute (D43 CA260640), we are committed to support cancer research that enables equitable impactful global scientific collaboration by strengthening institutional capacity in low-and middle-income countries for global cancer research. The STARS program aims to create a cadre of individuals who will obtain fundamental skills to lead and support cancer research in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) who will be able to disseminate best practices for high quality cancer research conducted in Africa.
The training is comprised of two tracks:
- The PI Track, for doctoral level talented early-career SSA researchers committed to a career in cancer research to gain expertise in research oversight and governance, build research skills, a scientific project focus, and apply for independent grant funding.
- PM Track, for talented project managers living and working in SSA to develop skills to better manage cancer research projects.
The 10 PI track, and 18 PM track candidates were selected through a rigorous selection process during which applications were reviewed by an external advisory board and an internal review committee.
Congratulations to our D43 STARS Class of 2023!