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Description Key Date
Applications Period **CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR 2017**  November 1, 2016 to January 30, 2017 (it is advantageous to submit before the deadline)
Placement Period December 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Orientation Webinar - Fellows must attend ONE of these online video conference events. (Registration email sent to fellows on May 3, 2017.)

May 15, 2017   5:00-6:00pm PST
May 16, 2017   7:00-8:00pm PST
May 18, 2017   4:00-5:00pm PST

Complete Pre-Program Survey  June 11,, 2017
Fusion Event - To be held at or near each Fellow's research site. Logistical details to follow for each region

Weeks 1 and 2 of the Program (June 12-23)

STAR Summer Research and Education Workshops Begin (each workshop cohort will have it's own nine-meeting schedule) June 12, 2017
Pay Period 1 (* Note 1) June 14, 2017
Pay Period 2 (* Note 1) June 28, 2017
Pay Period 3 (* Note 1) July 12, 2017
Pay Period 4 (*Note 1) July 26, 2017
Submit Closing Conference Travel Details August 4, 2017
Upload Research Abstract to STAR. Click here for some examples or visit the Cal Poly Digital Commons July 28, 2017  Date extended to July 31, 2017
Pay Period 5 (* Note 1) August 11, 2017

Show final draft of poster/oral presentation to Workshop Leaders

Last week of STAR, August 7-11, 2017
Submit Research Poster/Presentation to site security/export control Site-specific date! (Latest August 11, 2017)
STAR Summer Research and Education Workshops End August 11, 2017
Submit Post-Program Survey August 18, 2017
STAR Fellow Travel Grant Applications

2016 Now closed, 2017 applications will open in early September. Thank you for your interest. Our funding partners invested more than $22k to >35 STAR Alumni to attend more than 16 Professional Development Opportunities in the coming year.

Research posters/Oral Presentations:

September 1, 2017
STAR Research Conference September 22-24, 2017
Photo Upload On-going

NOTE 1: STAR files electronic payment requests before this date so that it is most likely that you will receive payment by this date, HOWEVER, each banking institution has different rules and procedures meaning that the funds may be posted to your account 1-2 business days before or after this date. this is beyond our control. Please contact STAR Staff ( if your payment is delayed by more than 3 business days.