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Objective

The mission of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is to accelerate world class science to deliver transformative regenerative medicine treatments in an equitable manner to a diverse California and world. In December 2021, CIRM released its Strategic Plan for 2022-2027. The Strategic Plan describes CIRM’s expanded education and training programs.

EDUC 1: Funding Opportunity for Conference Grants

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 Education: Conference Grants and Research Training Awards for the Program Announcement, application deadline and other details. 


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“. Undert 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.

ICOC Approval:
February 6, 2024
Total Awards:
66
Award Value:
$1,968,426

Awards

Institution Investigator Grant Title Award Value
University of California, Irvine Leslie M Thompson Advanced Therapies and Stem Cells for Huntington’s disease $35,900
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wafa Tawackoli 14th Annual California ALS Research Summit $50,000
University of Southern California Dr. Yang Chai 2023 Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC) 4th Annual Joint Retreat/Conference $50,000
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology Terry Sheppard Stem Cell Models for Embryology $49,829
Midwinter Conference of Immunologists Dr. Christel H. Uittenbogaart 62nd Midwinter Conference of Immunologists $49,325
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Alan S Wayne The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)/The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) 6th International Conference on Relapse after Transplant and Cellular Therapy $50,000
Global Genes Nicole Boice Global Genes Rare Advocacy Summit $50,000
Scripps Health Dr. Christopher Marsh IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress $50,000
Stanford University Dr. Ngan F Huang Bay Area Stanford Regenerative Medicine Conference for Students—A TERMIS-AM Ambassador’s Conference $3,320
Chardan Alexandra Hayat 2nd Annual SPICI Symposium (Smart People in Cellular Immunotherapy) $0
University of Southern California Qifa Zhou The 15th International Conference on the Ultrasound Engineering and Biomedical Applications $21,165
University of California, San Francisco Professor Jeffrey Charles Lotz 2023 Center for Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR) Annual Spring Conference $30,250
Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Ioana C Hone 1st Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium (SCIIS) $50,000
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wafa Tawackoli 1st Annual Greater Los Angeles Regenerative Medicine Summit $30,949
Stanford University Dr. Everett H. Meyer Cellular Immune Tolerance Symposium $31,225
University of California, Berkeley John Dueber BIC 2023 – 23rd Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium $49,994
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium 2023 $50,000
University of California, Irvine Dr. Mathew Mark Blurton-Jones ALSP Community Conference: Insights and Potential of Cell-Based Therapies for the Treatment of Leukodystrophies $40,499
The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Eddie Hopkins The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy: 26th Annual Meeting $50,000
International Society for Stem Cell Research Chris Barry ISSCR Nucleus Forum 2023 $25,000
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wafa Tawackoli 13th Annual California ALS Research Summit $50,000
Midwinter Conference of Immunologists Dr. Christel H. Uittenbogaart 61st Midwinter Conference of Immunologists $48,566
University of California, San Francisco Rong Wang 22nd International Vascular Biology Meeting $50,000
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wafa Tawackoli Advances in Therapeutic Applications of Stem Cells $50,000
The Biomedical Engineering Society Charity Quick 2023 BMES-CMBE Annual Meeting: “Cell State Transitions in Health, Disease, and Regeneration” $22,000
RARE-X Nicole Boice RARE-X User’s Summit – Patients’ Data Powering Progress $50,000
Summit for Stem Cell Foundation Melissa King Summit Live Continuing Medical Education (CME) Webinar Series: Educating Medical Professionals, Patient Advocates and the Public About Evidence-Based Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells $50,000
University of California, Santa Barbara Beth Pruitt BIC 2022 – 22nd Annual UC Systemwide Symposium on BioEngineering and Biotechnology Industry Showcase at UCSB $50,000
International Society for Stem Cell Research Jack Mosher ISSCR Standards on Stem Cell Research $8,985
International Society for Stem Cell Research Chris Barry ISSCR 2022 Annual Meeting $50,000
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium 2022 $29,408
JDRF International Jaime A Giraldo Spring 2021 Beta Cell Replacement Consortium Meeting $25,000
Int. Soc. for Cell Gene Ther. Queenie Jang ISCT 2022 San Francisco Annual Meeting Bench to Bedside to Benefit Creating Value for Patients through Translational Science $50,000
Biomedical Engineering Society Ryan Green 2022 BMES-CMBE Annual Meeting: “Lighting and Leading the Way: Molecular Tools in Multicellular Systems” $15,000
University of California, Irvine Olga V Razorenova UCI Stem Cell Research Center 9th Annual Stem Cell Science Symposium $8,366
The Regents of the University of California on behalf of its Riverside Campus Xiaoping Hu 19th Annual UC System-wide Bioengineering Symposium $14,536
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu 2018 Stanford Drug Discovery and Stem Cell Technology Conference $15,000
International Society for Stem Cell Research Cathy Vijeh CMP ISSCR 2019 $50,000
International Society for Stem Cell Research Ms. Glori Rosenson ISSCR 2019 Nucleus Forum $24,000
University of California, San Francisco David H Rowitch “Myelin Through the Ages: Evolution, Development, Degeneration and Disease” – 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) $10,000
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology Thale Jarvis iPSCs: A Decade of Progress and Beyond $35,000
Alliance Forum Foundation George Hara 2017 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco (WAFSF) “Healthcare Game Changers” $5,000
University of California, Irvine Dr. Leslie M Thompson Stem Cells for Huntington’s Disease (HD) International (SC4HDI) Conference $31,727
RUNX1 Research Program Timothy Babich Living with and Curing RUNX1 FPD/AML Forum $9,500
University of California, Los Angeles Song Li The 18th Annual UC System-Wide Bioengineering Symposium $25,000
JDRF International JDRF Esther Latres JDRF Encapsulation Consortium Fall 2017 Meeting $42,425
Stanford University Dr. Samuel Strober Third International Workshop on Clinical Tolerance $29,500
American Association of Blood Banks Dr. Naynesh R. Kamani 15th International Cord Blood Sympsium $30,000
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu 2017 Stanford Drug Discovery and Stem Cell Technology Conference $2,359
University of Southern California Dr. Justin K Ichida The 7th Annual California ALS research network and PAC10 meeting $10,830
Vitalant Research Institute Shibani Pati Cellular Therapies and Transfusion Medicine in Trauma and Critical Care – Looking Towards the Future $30,000
University of California, San Diego Dr. Robert Lie-Yuan Sah 2016 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas (TERMIS-AM) Conference in San Diego, CA on December 11-14, 2016 $40,000
Midwinter Conference of Immunologists Dr. Christel H. Uittenbogaart The 2017 Midwinter Conference of Immunologists at Asilomar $5,000
Alliance Forum Foundation George Hara 2016 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco (WAFSF) “US-Japan Innovative Healthcare Technologies Conference” $20,000
University of California, Irvine Dr. LESLIE M Thompson HD-CARE INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM $1,500
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology Thale Jarvis Neurogenesis during Development and in the Adult Brain (joint with Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control in Stem Cells) $35,000
American Association of Blood Banks Dr. Naynesh R. Kamani 14th International Cord Blood Symposium: Give Life Twice $15,000
University of California, San Diego Prof. John M. Ravits California ALS Research Summit 2016 $11,400
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu Drug Discovery & Stem Cell Models for Cardiovascular Disease Conference $7,500
Gordon Research Conferences Dr. Ophir Klein MD, PhD 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration $5,000
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Fouad Kandeel 2016 Rachmiel Levine-Arthur Riggs Diabetes Research Symposium $10,000
International Society for Experimental Hematology Dr. David Traver International Society for Experimental Hematology, 45th Annual Scientific Meeting $25,000
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Donald B. Kohn Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) Annual Scientific Workshop $29,807
Alliance Forum Foundation George Hara 2015 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco (2015 WAFSF) “Regenerative Medicine: Let’s Talk Business!” $10,000
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Dr. Edward Holmes Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa $50,000
University of California, Irvine Dr. Sidney Golub Human Research In Times of Controversy: From Stem Cells To Fetal Tissue $13,562
Total:
$1,968,426.09