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 (DISC1) at this time.
  • Applications for the Quest Program (DISC2) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. The submission deadline for the current round is 2pm on Thursday, March 18th.
  • 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 1,2,3,4) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. The submission deadline for the next round is TBD.

Clinical

Apply for our Clinical Trial Stage Projects

  • Applications are due on the last business day of each month.
  • Read about our Partnering Opportunity for Clinical Trial Stage Projects in this Brochure

Education

Apply for our Conference Grants funding opportunities

  • There are no PAs for CIRM's EDUC1 program at this time.
  • Applications for the Bridges Training Program (EDUC2) are available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal. The application submission deadline is 2pm on Thursday, April 22nd.

Infrastructure

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