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.
  • The PA for the DISC 2 Quest Program Awards is available. The submission deadline for the next round of Quest Program Awards is 2pm on Thursday, September 9.
  • 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 Awards (TRAN 1, 2, 3, 4) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. Applications are due by 2pm on Thursday, August 19.

Clinical

Apply for our Clinical Trial Stage Projects

  • Applications for the Clinical Stage Research Program (CLIN 1, 2, 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 July 30, August 31, September 30, October 29, November 30, and December 31).
  • 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 (i.e., upcoming due dates are August 31 and November 30). Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the first day of the conference.
  • The PA for the CIRM SPARK Training Program (EDUC 3) is available. The application submission deadline is 2pm on Tuesday, September 21.

Infrastructure

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