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Description Key Date
Applications Period **CURRENTLY OPEN FOR 2018**  October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018 (it is advantageous to submit before the deadline)
Placement Period December 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018
Orientation Webinar - Fellows must attend ONE of these online video conference events. (Registration email will be sent to fellows in May 2018)

Times TBD

Complete Pre-Program Survey  June 11, 2018
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 11-22)

STAR Summer Research and Education Workshops Begin (each workshop cohort will have it's own meeting schedule) June 11, 2018
Pay Period 1 (* Note 1) June 13, 2018
Pay Period 2 (* Note 1) June 27, 2018
Pay Period 3 (* Note 1) July 11, 2018
Pay Period 4 (*Note 1) July 25, 2018
Submit Closing Conference Travel Details August 3, 2018
Upload Research Abstract to STAR (link available July 2018)
Visit the Cal Poly Digital Commons for examples.
July 31, 2018
Pay Period 5 (* Note 1) August 10, 2018

Show final draft of poster/oral presentation to Workshop Leaders

  • Inquiry workshops: Upload Lesson Plan to STAR
  • Coding workshops: Demonstrate coding product in inquiry workshop and Upload Coding Implementation Plan to STAR (link available July 2018).
Last week of STAR, August 6-10, 2018
Submit Research Poster/Presentation to site security/export control Site-specific date! (Latest August 10, 2018)
STAR Summer Research and Education Workshops End August 10, 2018
Submit Post-Program Survey (link available in July 2018) August 17, 2018
STAR Fellow Travel Grant Applications

Available October 2018. Thank you for your interest. Our funding partners invested more than $22k to >35 STAR Alumni to attend more than 16 Professional Development Opportunities last year.

Research posters/Oral Presentations:

September 1, 2018
STAR Research Conference January 18-20, 2019
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.