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The Faculty STARs program funded by PUF bond proceeds supports the recruitment and retention of the best‐qualified faculty at both academic and health institutions by providing additional resources to build and enhance research infrastructure. Because the STARs program is funded in the same manner as LERR, the same guidelines apply and each item must have a useful life of more than one year. STARs funds are available for laboratory renovation and equipment purchases; however, faculty and other staff salaries cannot be paid from STARs funds.
There are three related program goals that form the basis of the STARs program:
STARs funds are generally intended for use with:
STARs funds may NOT be spent on the following:
The flowchart below can help you determine if STARs funds can be used for your purchase: