Large STARS Submission Instructions

Offering supplemental funding for exceptional costs of NGS, advanced technologies and research services.

Large STARS can be used to request supplemental funding exceeding $8,000 to offset experimental costs (e.g., core or vendor services or specialized reagents).  Applications require detailed scientific and budgetary justification and must be proposed in the context of a specific project resulting from the PI’s ongoing CCR research.  Proposals are reviewed by OSTR for technical appropriateness and completeness.  Select members of the CCR Science Board (CSB) will then review proposals for technical appropriateness, scientific merit, and potential impact, and make funding recommendations.

  • Provides funding up to $30K per project, PIs may receive funding for only one project per fiscal year.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.
  • Sufficient preliminary data is mandatory to demonstrate feasibility.
  • Applications >$30K are considered rarely and are subject to additional review.
  • Projects funded from non-appropriated funding (e.g., CRADA, grants) are not eligible.

Large STARS Submission Instructions:

From the STARS overview page, click the “STARS request form” tab.

Title: Brief, informative title indicating the technology or reagents sought, and disease, pathway or model system under study.

Research Plan (Limit 4000 characters, including spaces): Briefly describe the project’s background, significance, overall aims, and any key preliminary data. Explain the proposed experimental design, highlighting how the experiments for which you are requesting support will advance the project goals. If alternative approaches are possible, please indicate the advantages of the proposed approach(es).

Scientific Justification (Limit 2000 characters, including spaces): Discuss how this project fits within the context of your overall research program. Assess the potential impact of this project and highlight if the proposed research will produce key insights on particularly difficult or important problems or contribute to the development of new diagnostics or therapeutics. Please indicate major collaborators and their roles.

Budgetary Justification (Limit 2000 characters, including spaces): Discuss the relative priority of this project within the context of your overall research program, addressing how your base budget is allocated among your major projects areas. Explain how you arrived at the proposed PI contribution for this specific project and why this project cannot be accommodated within your base budget.

Supporting Documentation: Note that only figures or data referred to in your research plan or justification may be uploaded using the supporting documentation link on the submission form. Please ensure that your proposal text does not exceed the character limits, as additional information other than figures or data will not be considered. Do not upload extended proposals or reprints. Acceptable files include: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, txt, rtf, pdf.