STAR Fellowship Program

The STAR Fellowship Program, is a program designed for junior faculty and community leaders who are interested in Health Disparity Research. The STAR (Steps Toward Academic Research) Fellowship Program, offers a full year of collaborative training and interaction with faculty from the UNTHSC and other institutions, directed toward fostering Health Disparities Research Initiatives.

Brief Synopsis

Ten STAR fellows will be selected to include five research faculty and five community fellows. Faculty Fellows are junior research faculty while Community Fellows will include community stakeholders and leaders who are interested in learning more about research.  The program provides a unique approach that will combine on-site faculty development and education with distant learning techniques that include video conferencing, on-line digital meetings, and “store and forward” technology in order to provide the skills necessary to STARS Fellows to enter into new health disparities research initiatives.

The primary objective of the fellowship program is to enhance fellows’ skills in writing successful grants. Preference is given to applicants who are not yet funded.

Costs of attendance at the STAR Fellowship Program are covered by a grant from theNational Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

We invite you to submit an application, nominate a faculty member from your department,or a community leader, who you feel would be an appropriate candidate for the STARFellowship Program.

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Application and Recommendations must be received by April 17, 2015

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