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: Clinical Stage Program AnnouncementsTraining Tomorrow's 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.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Learn more about RFA 15-05: Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy Awards program
Learn more about RFA 15-06: Summer Program to Accelerate Regenerative Medicine Knowledge (SPARK)

Conference Grants
Learn more about PA 15-04: Funding Opportunity for Conference Grants

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.

Previous Funding Opportunities

Click here to view all past Request for Applications (RFA's) and summaries of review reports.


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