Stem Cell Network 2023-2025 Research Funding Competition

On September 1, the Stem Cell Network launched the second and final of two national research funding competitions planned for SCN’s 2022-2025 funding cycle. This new competition will support research activities during the 2023 to 2025 time period. Five regenerative medicine research programs are available that focus on innovation, clinical translation, policy and societal impact, and commercialization.

Once again, we will partner with MRM members applying to the Stem Cell Network National Research Competition by committing to provide in-kind support for their application.

If you are interested in a support letter from the MRM to strengthen your application, please contact us at when you will submit your letter of intent.

Key dates

A Letter of Intent (LOI) submission is mandatory for all SCN funding programs. Please review the LOI instructions. LOIs will be used to identify peer review requirements, gauge the level of interest in SCN’s programs, and ensure projects fall within SCN’s regenerative medicine mandate.

  • Letter of Intent submissions open on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
  • Letter of Intent submission deadline is Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT
  • Full application submission will be opened to eligible LOI submitters on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
  • Full application submission deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT)



Impact Awards

SCN will provide up to $250,000 to support proof-of-principle experiments, including novel therapeutic or technical approach development that will drive regenerative medicine therapies forward.


Impact Awards: ELSI Stream

SCN will provide up to $200,000 to support the knowledge generation and/or translation of regenerative medicine research for targeted stakeholders and/or users.


Accelerating Clinical Translation Award

SCN will provide up to $600,000 to support multi-disciplinary research that is moving towards the clinic within five years; or is addressing a key research question associated with an ongoing clinical trial.


Clinical Trial Awards

SCN will provide up to $750,000 to support early-stage clinical trial projects with high translational potential.


Fueling Biotechnology Partnerships Awards

SCN will provide up to $400,000 to support academic partnerships with emerging Canadian regenerative medicine biotechnology companies to bring innovative technologies or therapies to the clinic or market.


How to Apply

SCN has modernized its funding application process and all applications must be submitted via an online application process hosted through the ProposalCentral application portal. All investigators (Lead and Co-investigators) on a team should register and open an account on ProposalCentral prior to initiating an application. ProposalCentral accounts are not required for collaborators or highly qualified personnel (HQP; e.g. graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, technicians or research associates). The lead-investigator’s institutional signing authorities (e.g department or grants administrators) are also required to have a ProposalCentral account in order to sign-off on the submission of the full application.

LOI and full application-related questions should be addressed to Jon Draper.

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