Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) announces Request for Applications (RFA) - January 2024 Submission Deadline. 

We offer seven programs to accelerate discovery and commercialization of human stem cell-based technologies. 

Improved and Revised RFAs! Funding applications have been modified to include revised and/or new submission fields. Please peruse the recently revised RFAs to be appropriately informed of the changes to prevent delays in the application submission process.

Please verify eligibility, read the appropriate RFA below and apply here.

Funding Opportunities

Clinical

Mid-January and mid-July cycles
Who can apply

Companies or Universities/Research Institutes that wish to conduct human stem cell-based clinical trials in the State of Maryland. 1:1 match of non-state money is required. IND required

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Commercialization

Mid-January and Mid-July Cycles
Who can apply

Maryland-based start-up companies or established companies developing new human stem cell-based products

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Validation

Mid-January and Mid-July Cycles
Who can apply

Faculty at Maryland-based Universities/Research institutes (not federal labs) with IP for human stem cell-based technologies that require additional validation before creation of start-up companies.

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Launch

Mid-January and Mid-July Cycles
Who can apply

New Faculty (within 5 years) or researchers, of any rank, who are new to the field of human stem cell research at Maryland-based Universities/Research Institutes (not federal labs) . The applicant should not have been previously funded by any of the MSCRF programs.

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Discovery

Mid-January Cycle
Who can apply

Faculty at Maryland-based Universities/Research Institutes (not federal labs) with innovative ideas to develop novel human stem cell-based technologies and cures.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Mid-January Cycle
Who can apply

Exceptional post-doctoral fellows who wish to conduct human stem cell research in academia or in industry in the State of Maryland. The applicant must have completed the doctoral degree within the past 3 years.

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Manufacturing Assistance

Mid-January Cycle
Who can apply

Maryland-based companies that wish to advance GMP production of their stem cell therapy products in the State of Maryland. 1:1 match of non-state money is required. 

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The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund is using an online application submission system for all of our programs. New users must create a user login account before submitting an application. User login accounts should only be created by Principal Investigators who are applying for funding through one of our programs.

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