Education: Conference Grants and Research Training Awards

EDUC 1: Funding Opportunity for Conference Grants

The mission of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is to accelerate stem cell therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The objective of this program announcement (PA) is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences. A scientific conference is defined as an organized event where persons physically assemble to exchange scientific information and explore a defined scientific subject relevant to CIRM’s mission. Support of such conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic priorities of CIRM at time of submission.

Under this program, CIRM will only accept applications for review of conferences aligned with CIRM’s short and long-term goals. In addition, CIRM may issue specific requests for applications to develop a conference in collaboration with CIRM to fulfill a specifically defined need.

Please see the PA for full details and submission deadlines:

The application is available in the Grants Management Portal (https://grants.cirm.ca.gov)Applications are due by 2pm on the last business day of February, May, August, and November (e.g., the next due date is November 30). Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the first day of the conference. 


EDUC 1.4: Funding Opportunity to Manage the 2022 Bridges Annual Meeting

The objective of this request for applications (RFA) is to solicit a highly qualified applicant to develop and manage the 2022 annual meetings in support of the CIRM Bridges program through CIRM’s Conference Grant Program.

The Bridges program enables California academic institutions to create training programs that will significantly enhance the technical skills, knowledge, and experience of a diverse cohort of undergraduate and Master’s level trainees in the development of stem cell based therapies. The Bridges Annual Meeting will be a one to two-day program that highlights the work of these students through posters and presentations and will also feature talks by patient advocates and leading scientists in the field of regenerative medicine. The awardee will retain the primary responsibility for planning, directing, and executing the proposed event; however, the CIRM team will work with the awardee during the planning phase to make sure it is responsive to specific CIRM needs.

Please see the RFA for full details and submission deadlines:

The application for EDUC 1.4 is available in the Grants Management Portal (https://grants.cirm.ca.gov). Applications are due by 2pm on November 16. 


EDUC 2: Funding Opportunity for Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy Awards

The mission of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is to accelerate stem cell therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The objective of the Bridges Training Program is to produce well-trained, committed and “ready-to-start” laboratory professionals for both academia and industry to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of stem cell, gene therapy and related technologies for improving human health.

Please see the RFA for full details and submission deadlines:

Applications for EDUC 2 are closed.


EDUC 3: Funding Opportunity For Summer Program To Accelerate Regenerative Medicine Knowledge (SPARK)

The mission of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is to accelerate stem cell therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The objectives of the SPARK Training Program are to inspire, educate and motivate high school students who represent the diversity of California’s population to become involved in CIRM’s mission and to provide summer training opportunities to students who might not otherwise have access to stem cell, gene therapy and related research internships due to socioeconomic constraints.

Please see the RFA for full details and submission deadlines:

Applications for EDUC 3 are closed.


EDUC 4: Funding Opportunity for "CIRM Scholar"  Research Training Program Awards

The mission of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is to accelerate stem cell therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The overall objective of the CIRM Research Training Program is foster and enhance the research experience of basic and clinical scientists during the doctoral and immediate postdoctoral stages of their career.

Please see the RFA for full details and submission deadlines:

Applications for EDUC 4 are closed.


 

To Submit an Application:

  1. Go to the Grants Management Portal (https://grants.cirm.ca.gov) and log in with your existing CIRM Username and Password. If you do not have a Username, Click on the "New User" link and follow the instructions to create a CIRM Username and password.
  2. After logging in, Click on the Menu tab. Select the tab labeled "Open Programs". Under the section labeled "RFAs and Programs Open for Applications", click on the "Start a Grant Application" link for your selected program.
  3. Complete each section of the Application by clicking on the appropriate link and following the posted instructions. Proposal templates can be located and submitted under the "Uploads" section.
  4. To submit your Application, click on the "Done with Application" button. The "Done with Application" button will be enabled when all of the mandatory sections have been completed. Please note that once this has been selected, you will no longer be able to make changes to your Application.
  5. To confirm submission of your Application, select the tab labeled "Your Applications" and check the table under the section labeled "Your Submitted Applications". You will see your Application number and project title listed once the submission process has been completed.

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