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


Apply for our Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects

  • The application deadline for the next round of Quest Awards (DISC2) is To Be Determined.
  • CIRM is not anticipating any Inception Award (DISC1) opportunities for the 2018 calendar year.
  • CIRM is not anticipating any Challenge Award (DISC 3) opportunities for the 2018 calendar year.


Apply for our Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects 

  •  Applications for the next round are due February 1, 2019


Apply for our Clinical Trial Stage Projects

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


Apply for our Conference Grants funding opportunities

  • CIRM will not be accepting applications for EDUC1 in 2018 or 2019
  • Applications for the 2019 Alpha Clinic Stem Cell Symposium are due on Oct. 5, 2018


​There are no RFA's for CIRM Infrastructure Projects at this time.