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Funding Opportunities

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund provides a variety of grant programs for human stem cell research in the state of Maryland. Each RFA has its own timeline and review process; please read carefully the RFA when applying.

Eligibility: All Maryland based organizations of all types are eligible for the Grants. Such organizations include public and private, for profit and nonprofit, universities, colleges, research institutes, companies, medical centers and others. Private companies that are not located in Maryland may apply for Grants with the obligation to locate to Maryland before receiving an award.

Pre-Clinical & Clinical Grants is soliciting applications from companies to Advance Medical Therapies in Maryland.

A single Pre-Clinical Application may request up to $500,000 of direct costs, and a Clinical Application may request up to $750,000 of direct costs both cases for up to three years project.

Investigator-Initiated Grants is soliciting applications for Investigator-Initiated Research, which are designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant application.

A single Application for an Investigator-Initiated Research Grant may request up to $600,000 of direct costs, for up to three years project.

Exploratory Research Grants is soliciting applications for Exploratory Research, which are designed for investigators who are new to the stem cell field and for exploratory projects without preliminary data.

A single Application for Exploratory Research Grant may request up to $100,000 of direct costs in any single year, for up to two years.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grants is soliciting nationwide applications from exceptional pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows who wish to conduct research on human stem cells in the State of Maryland.

Each Fellowship will be up to $55,000 per year, for up to two years.

CIRM Collaboration for RFAs

Pertaining to Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Applications and Exploratory Research Grant Applications

Announcing an Opportunity for Collaborative Research Proposals with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ for all the programs are available in the link.

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updated 1/15/14

The Commission strongly encourages collaboration between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and researchers. Projects leading to advances in regenerative medicine will receive highest priority.