NIH Support for Stem Cell Research

The US National Institutes for Health (NIH) has no set limit to funding for stem cell research and/or training.  Funding of all projects, including stem cell research, depends upon submitting a high-quality grant application that receives a fundable score through peer review.

NIH Institutes

Funding is provided through the NIH’s research Institutes. Visit the stem cell research at NIH page on the NIH website for links to each Institute's funding support for stem cell research.

NIH Guide

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts serves as the official publication of NIH policies, procedures and availability of funds. The NIH considers applications for the support of basic or clinical biomedical, behavioral, and bioengineering research. The NIH encourages research in areas of top priority (such as stem cell research) by publishing PAs, RFAs, and RFPs, as follows:

Program Announcement (PA): announces increased priority and/or emphasizes particular funding mechanisms for a specific area of science; applications accepted on standard receipt dates on an on-going basis. (A PAR is a PA for which special referral guidelines apply, described in the PAR.)

Request for Applications (RFA): identifies a more narrowly defined area for which one or more NIH institutes have set aside funds for awarding grants; one receipt date, specified in RFA.

Request for Proposals (RFP): solicits proposals for a contract; one receipt date, specified in RFP.

Search for PAs, RFAs and RFPs that support stem cell research in the NIH Guide.

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