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

  • The application for the Foundation Awards (DISC 0) is available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. DISC 0 opportunities recur biannually. 
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Please note that the deadline for DISC 0 applications has been extended to 2pm on May 26th. The next deadline for 2022 will be 2pm on November 8th.
    • Application Availability: Applications for each cycle will be available no later than one month prior to the submission deadline for that cycle.
  • The Quest Awards (DISC 2) applications are closed at 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 Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects 

  • The applications for the Translational Stage Research Awards (TRAN 1, 2, 3, and 4) are closed at this time. TRAN opportunities recur biannually.
    • 2022 Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on July 12 and December 13
    • Application Availability: Applications for each cycle will be available no later than one month prior to the submission deadline for that cycle.

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. CLIN opportunities recur monthly.
    • 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 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. 
  • The RFA is available for the EDUC 5 Creating Opportunities through Mentorship and Partnership Across Stem Cell Science (COMPASS) program. 
    • 2022 Submission Deadline: Please note: the COMPASS application deadline has been extended to  2pm on May 24th.

Infrastructure

​Apply for our Infrastructure Program funding opportunities 

  • Applications for the INFR 4 Alpha Clinics Network Expansion Award are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. 
    • 2022 Submission Deadline: The application is due by 2pm on June 9.