|Applications Due (Date / Time)
April 28, 2020 / 04:00 PM ET
|The purpose of the Investigator Initiated Research Projects (IIRP) and Innovative, Developmental or Exploratory Activities (IDEA) in Stem Cell Research (Rd 6) Request for Applications (RFA) is to stimulate and support basic, applied (mechanistic, technological), pre-clinical and clinical scientific investigations on any aspect of stem cell biology that will lead to a better understanding of the unique properties of stem cells and allow their utilization to treat disease.
The Empire State Stem Cell Board is interested in supporting established and early career stage investigators from applicant organizations. Investigators can include those new to the field of stem cell research and those in disciplines that have not historically focused on stem cell research. Although collaborations are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Research studies that promote translation of stem cell science to therapeutic applications are encouraged.
The number of awards and total funds awarded per application will be contingent on the quality and content of applications received as well as the scale and scope of the proposed projects. Approximately $50 million is available to support approximately 70 awards from this RFA. In determining final awards, the Department reserves the right to allocate funds between the two funding mechanisms in this RFA as it deems appropriate.
Each eligible PI is limited to one application for each funding mechanism (IIRP and IDEA, see RFA Section III for definitions of the mechanisms).