Funding Opportunities

Click the appropriate button below to see CIRM programs in Infrastructure, Discovery (coming soon), Translational (coming soon), Clinical and Education.

Building InfrastructureCIRM 2.0 AwardsTraining Tomorrows Scientists

The path from cell therapy development to life-saving treatments can be challenging, but here at CIRM we have developed a series of programs that together are poised to improve the efficiency by which much-needed therapies reach patients in need.

We began by first building a strong infrastructure and educational training for young scientists. And with the launch of CIRM 2.0, we have streamlined the process by which we award grants. In January of 2015, we opened up our Clinical Programs initiative to qualified applicants. In the coming months, we will be launching programs in Discovery and Translational.

Learn more and apply for our Clinical Programs grants here or by clicking "Clinical" in the image above.

Additional Funding Opportunities

PA 08-06: Conference Grants
This Program Announcement (PA) will support the development and conduct of scientific conferences relevant to stem cell research. A scientific conference is defined as an organized event where persons physically assemble to exchange scientific information or explore a defined scientific subject. Support of such conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic priorities of CIRM. Conference grant awards are open to non-profit organizations in California. Click here for more information and to apply.

PA 12-08: Patent Assistance Fund Awards
The goal of the Patent Assistance Fund is to ensure adequate prosecution of intellectual property (“IP”) relating to CIRM Funded Inventions (“CFIs”) (as defined in the CIRM Grants Administration Policy for Academic and Non-Profit Institutions (GAP)) that have commercial relevance. Click here for more information and to apply.

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