UAMS-affiliated researchers are invited to apply for the Strategies for Training and Advancing underrepresented Researchers (STARs) program this fall. All program participants will receive $10,000 in Equity, Diversity, and Grantsmanship Expertise (EDGE) funding upon completion of the STARs didactics.
Sponsored by TRI and the UAMS Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI), the STARs program is focused on developing practical research skills and grantsmanship for those who meet the NIH definition of underrepresented faculty in the scientific workforce. Learn more here about eligible faculty, which includes racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
UAMS-affiliated faculty include those based at Arkansas Children’s and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
The three-month program is led by three individuals with extensive grant-writing and mentorship experience as follows:
Antiño R. Allen, Ph.D., professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy, associate director of Diversity Initiatives at TRI, and associate dean of Pipeline and Career Development at the Graduate School
Mario Schootman, Ph.D., professor, Department of Medicine, UAMS College of Medicine; co-director, TRI Workforce Development
Jessica Snowden, M.D., M.S., professor and chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; vice dean for Research, UAMS College of Medicine; co-director, TRI Workforce Development
Please join us for one of our two information sessions via Zoom to answer your questions:
Wednesday, June 28, 11:30 a.m., via Zoom
Thursday, July 13, 1:30 p.m., via Zoom
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 28.
For more information or questions, contact Crystal Sparks at CSparks@uams.edu.