The Starr Cancer Consortium is intended largely to support critical mass, collaborative projects with the potential for transforming impact on the understanding and treatment of cancer, through the development and systematic application of molecular technologies.

The goal of the Starr Cancer Consortium is to support transformative collaborative research. The research areas include but are not limited to Technology Development, Disease Applications and Basic Biology.

  • Technology Development. To drive the development of technology for molecular characterization of cancer through collaborative research among the participating institutions of the Starr Cancer Consortium.
  • Disease Applications. To apply new molecular technologies in collaborative projects directed at diverse cancers, in the process gaining a deeper understanding of the molecular basis of these cancers and defining new paradigms for cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Basic Biology. To accelerate collaborative research of the basic biological mechanisms underlying the development of cancers.
The Starr Cancer Consortium seeks proposals for funding through a Request for Applications (RFA) mechanism.

Thirteenth Starr Cancer Consortium grant competition - CLOSED


The Request for Applications is now available.


Letters of Intent

Applicants should submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to submission of an application.

Letters of Intent must include:

  • Project Title
  • PI Name, Rank, Affiliation and Contact Information
  • Co-PI(s) Name, Position Title, Affiliation and Contact Information
  • Collaborator(s) Name and Affiliation
  • Indicate if this is a New Application, a Revised Application, or a Renewal Application
    • For Revised applications, include the previous application #
    • For Renewal applications, include the award #
  • Brief Statement of Topic and Scope (one page maximum)

Be sure to specify the PI and include position title for PI and Co-PIs in the LOI.

LOIs should be sent as Word or pdf documents to

The deadline for letters of intent is April 4, 2019


Applicants must use SCC application templates.

Completed applications must be submitted via the Application Submission Page.

The deadline for application submission is July 18, 2019 at 5:00PM

For further information contact:

Sylvie Le Blancq, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Starr Cancer Consortium
Telephone: 646 888 3773