Funding Opportunities


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 Discovery Stage Research funding opportunities

  • The application for the Foundation Awards (DISC 0) is closed. DISC 0 opportunities recur annually.
    • Submission Deadline: Applications are due by 2pm on November 14, 2023.
  • The application for the Quest Awards (DISC 2) is closed. DISC 2 opportunities recur annually.
    • Submission Deadline: Applications are due by 2pm on May 14, 2024.
  • The RFA for ReMIND-L Awards is available.
    • Submission Deadline: Applications are due by 2pm on March 5, 2024.
    • Application Availability: The application for ReMIND-L Awards (DISC 4) will be available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal by early December. 


Apply for our Translational Research funding opportunities

  • Applications for the Translational Stage Research Awards (TRAN 1, 2, 3, and 4) are available in the Grants Management Portal.
    • Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on December 5, 2023.


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. 
    • Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on June 30, July 31, August 31, September 29, November 14, and December 29, 2023.


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.
    • Submission Deadlines: Applications are due by 2pm on May 31, August 31, November 30, 2023. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the first day of the conference.
  • The application for the 2024 SPARK Annual Meeting (EDUC 1.5) is available in the CIRM Grants Management Portal.
    • Submission Deadline: The application is due by 2pm on November 30, 2023.
  • The application for the 2024 CIRM Annual Trainee Network Conference (EDUC 1.12) is closed.


Apply for our Infrastructure Program funding opportunities 

  • The application for the Shared Resource Laboratories (SRLs) for Stem Cell-Based Modeling (INFR 6.1 and INFR 6.2) is closed.
  • The application for the CIRM Patient Support Program Services (INFR 7) is closed.