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 Discovery Stage Research funding opportunities

  • The application for the Foundation Awards (DISC 0) is closed. DISC 0 opportunities recur biannually. 
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on May 26 and November 8.
    • Application Availability: Applications for each cycle will be available no later than one month prior to the submission deadline for that cycle.
  • The application for the Quest Awards (DISC 2) is closed as this time. DISC 2 opportunities recur biannually. 
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on February 8 and August 2
    • Application Availability: Applications for each cycle will be available no later than one month prior to the submission deadline for that cycle.

Translational

Apply for our Translational Research funding opportunities

  • The applications for the Translational Stage Research Awards (TRAN 1, 2, 3, and 4) are available in the grants management portal.
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on July 12 and December 13

Clinical

Apply for our Clinical Trial Stage funding opportunities

  • Applications for the Clinical Stage Research Program (CLIN 1 and 2) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. CLIN opportunities recur monthly. New Program Announcements are available that incorporate the revisions in the new CLIN 1 concept plan and CLIN 2 concept plan.
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on January 31, February 28, March 30, April 29, May 31, June 30, July 29, August 31, September 30, October 31, November 30, and December 30. 
  • Read about our Partnering Opportunity for Clinical Trial Stage Projects in this Brochure.

Education

Apply for our Educational Program funding opportunities

  • The applications for the Bridges and SPARK annual conference grants (EDUC 1.4 and EDUC 1.5) are closed.
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on November 30. 
  • The application for the Conference Grants (EDUC 1) is available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. EDUC 1 opportunities recur quarterly.
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the first day of the conference. 

Infrastructure

​Apply for our Infrastructure Program funding opportunities 

  • The application for the California Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing Network, Phase One Awards (INFR 5) is available in the grants management portal.
    • 2023 Submission Deadline: The application is due by 2pm on January 24.
  • Applications for the INFR 4 Alpha Clinics Network Expansion Award are closed. 
    • 2022 Submission Deadline: The application is due by 2pm on June 9.