Stem Cell Network National Research Competition
SCN is pleased to launch the second round of its national research funding competition for the 2019-22 period. The competition is comprised of three translational research programs and SCN’s new Innovation Research Program for early-career investigators. Overall, this research funding competition will inject an approximately $5M into stem cell research across Canada. Applications must be submitted by April 1. Following peer review, it is expected that funding will start on August 1, for an 18-month period (August 1, 2020-January 31, 2022).
Research Funding Programs
Call for Proposals, applications welcome – January 7, 2020
Call for Proposals closes, application deadline – April 1, 2020 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)
Award notifications – Late summer/early fall
All applications must be emailed on or before the deadline to: Rebecca Cadwalader. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of SCN receiving the submitted application package. If a confirmation email is NOT received from SCN within 48 hours of submission it is the responsibility of the lead applicant to contact SCN and ensure that the application package has been received.
Accelerating Clinical Translation Program
Supports multi-disciplinary research projects that are moving toward the clinic. This program will also support translational research activities (including ELSI questions) associated with an upcoming or ongoing clinical trial. Project awards will be up to $400,000.
Fueling Biotechnology Partnerships Program
The Fueling Biotechnology Partnerships program supports academic partnerships with emerging Canadian regenerative medicine biotech companies who are working to drive an innovative stem cell-based technology or therapy into the clinic or market. Project awards will be up to $350,000.
The Innovation Research Program for Early Career Investigators
Supports early-career investigators (within the first five years of an initial academic appointment) to develop a stem cell research program with a regenerative medicine focus. This program is also open to researchers studying the ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell and regenerative medicine. Funded Projects will serve as a foundation for a longer-term translational research program. Project awards will be up to $150,000.
Translation and Society Team Awards
Supports national teams of high-calibre, multi-disciplinary investigators to undertake ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) research projects that focus on key opportunities and impediments to progress in the translation of innovative stem cell research. Project awards will be up to $175,000.
Contact: Jon Draper, Program Director, Research and Partnerships
For more information, see the Stem Cell Network Website.