Funding Opportunities

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

Creating Infrastructure Discovery Translational CIRM 2.0 Awards Education

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

CIRM Funding Opportunities


Discovery

Apply for our Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects

  • There are no RFAs for CIRM Inception Awards (DISC 1) at this time.
  • There are no open applications for CIRM Quest Awards (DISC 2) at this time.
  • There are no RFAs for CIRM Challenge Award (DISC3) at this time.

Translational

Apply for our Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects 

  • Applications for the Translational Stage Research Program (TRAN 1, 2, 3, and 4) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. Applications are due by 2pm on Tuesday, December 7th.

Clinical

Apply for our Clinical Trial Stage Projects

  • Applications for the Clinical Stage Research Program (CLIN 1, 2, and 3) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. Applications are due by 2pm on the last business day of each month (i.e., upcoming due dates are November 30, December 31, January 31, etc.).
  • Read about our Partnering Opportunity for Clinical Trial Stage Projects in this Brochure.

Education

Apply for our Educational Program funding opportunities

  • The application for the Conference Grants (EDUC 1) is available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. The application submission deadline is 2pm on the last business day of February, May, August, and November (e.g., the next due date is November 30). Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the first day of the conference.

Infrastructure

​There are no RFAs for CIRM Infrastructure Projects at this time.