One goal of the STAR Project is to increase and strengthen academic partnerships, especially among those in low- and-middle-income countries (LMICs). In collaboration with these academic institutions, STAR aims to increase knowledge generation and sharing across this community towards greater evidence-based, inclusive global health practice.
To do this, STAR has developed a Collaboration Laboratory – a facilitated approach to test, refine, and document what works and what does not in creating and sustaining academic partnerships. Through an RfA, STAR is soliciting academic institutions from the United States (U.S.) and LMICs (see the list of eligible countries) to apply to join our Collaboration Laboratory. Submissions will be scored by a Steering Committee comprised of global health professionals from both the U.S. and LMICs with experience in partnerships.
Collaboration Laboratory tasks/projects are flexible; applicants are free to propose tasks/projects that involve an academic institutional partner, are specific to global health work, and can be completed within 12 months.