Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects

Objective

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

The objective of the Discovery Program is to support exploratory research leading to the discovery of novel stem cell technologies to improve patient care.

DISC 1: The Inception Awards

The Inception Awards Program provides seed funding to support the exploration of transformational ideas that hold the potential to greatly impact the field of human stem cell research, but that require the generation of additional data to be competitive for larger funding opportunities through CIRM or other sources. Please see the Program Announcement for full details. 

CIRM is not anticipating any Inception Award (DISC1) opportunities for the 2019 calendar year.

For previous versions of the DISC 1 PA, please refer to our Previous Funding Opportunities page. Future applicants who are interested in reading reviewer feed back on previous DISC 1 applications, please refer to the review summaries below.

Inception Application Review Summaries

 


​DISC 2: The Quest Awards

The Quest Awards Program promotes the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care. Projects funded through the Quest Awards should propose technology that is uniquely enabled by human stem/progenitor cells or directly reprogrammed cells, or uniquely enabling for the advancement of stem cell-based therapies. Please see the Program Announcement for full details. 

CIRM is not anticipating any Quest Award (DISC2) opportunities for the 2019 calendar year.

For previous versions of the DISC2 Program Announcement, please refer to our Previous Funding Opportunities page. Future applicants who are interested in reading reviewer feed back on previous DISC 2 applications, please refer to the review summaries below.