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PA 11-01: CIRM Visiting Faculty Supplement

Program Announcement 11-01: CIRM Visiting Faculty Supplement [pdf]

The CIRM Visiting Faculty Supplement will provide stem cell research opportunities for faculty-level scientists (Visiting Scientist) from California educational institutions that do not receive major research and infrastructure funding from CIRM. This program will augment existing sabbatical leave programs at California State University campuses and other 4-year California educational institutions, and enable eligible faculty to participate in existing CIRM-funded research projects. The CIRM Visiting Faculty Supplements will provide additional funding to existing CIRM-funded research grants for the support of the Visiting Scientist while he/she is engaged in research on the funded project. Requests for a supplement must be made by the CIRM PI and should be done after a commitment with the Visiting Scientist has been made.

The Host PI should submit a request for the Supplement online via the CIRM Grants Management Portal at (templates are also available via the portal).

Requests are subject to CIRM administrative review to verify completion of all required application components, confirm Visiting Scientist and Host PI eligibility, and substantiate appropriate integration of the Visiting Scientist’s planned research with the aims of the associated CIRM-funded research grant. Approved requests will be funded on a first come – first served basis until all supplemental funds are committed. Visiting research activity must commence within 9 months of application approval.

Schedule of Deadlines

Funding Round Request Deadline Approval Notification Funds Available
1 May 2, 2011 May 16, 2011 July 1, 2011
2 Aug. 1, 2011 Aug. 15, 2011 Oct. 1, 2011
3 Nov. 1, 2011 Nov. 15, 2011 Jan 1, 2012
4 Feb. 1, 2012 Feb. 15, 2012 April 1, 2012
5 May 1, 2012 May 15, 2012 July 1, 2012
6 Aug. 1, 2012 Aug. 15, 2012 Oct. 1, 2012
7 Nov. 1, 2012 Nov. 15, 2012 Jan. 1, 2012

Additional funding rounds may be open if uncommitted funds remain available.

For information about this program, please contact:

For programmatic inquires:

Michael P. Yaffe, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Research Activates
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Phone: 415-396-9238

For application questions:

Gabe Thompson
Deputy Grants Management Officer
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Phone: 415-396-9274