The purpose of the NIH R38 StARR (Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) is to recruit and retain outstanding residents who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators.

Washington University is currently home to two NIH R38 awards, both of which provide clinical residents in several departments with 1-2 years of dedicated research time during residency training. For more information about either program, including how to apply, follow the links below.

Grant supports training physician-scientists in cancer research (Links to an external site)

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support training and mentorship for early-career physician-scientists. This relatively new funding opportunity — called Stimulating Access to Research During Residency (StARR) — will provide support for early-career physicians pursuing careers in cancer research.