The UNC MSTAR Program Overview
MSTAR Program Duration
The UNC MSTAR Training Site recognizes the diversity in the start and end dates of each university’s academic year and will be flexible in meeting the needs of prospective MSTAR students.
MSTAR students may work with the Program Facilitator to customize not only start and end dates, but the duration of the appointment period ranging from 8 to 10 weeks. Regardless of duration, expectations for each MSTAR Scholar remain the same.
MSTAR Student Scholar Stipend
The MSTAR Student Scholar Stipend level is approximately $1,900 per month. Actual amounts will vary based on the specific appointment period of individual students. Payments will be sent to students at the end of each month.
The length of research time is determined by the student in consultation with their research mentor, but a minimum of 8 weeks of time is required and up to 10 weeks of funding is available. Students who elect to participate in the MSTAR scholarship program at a National Training Center, including the UNC site, must cover their own travel and living expenses.
*MSTAR STUDENTS MAY NOT BE FUNDED BY ANOTHER FEDERAL SOURCE (E.G. NIH, ARHQ) WHILE THEY ARE BEING FUNDED BY MSTAR.
MSTAR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS
Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead
Dr. Ellen Roberts