Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research

Submission Date: June 12, 2007

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to obtain the training and career development they need to appropriately use stem cells in their research. The use of stem cells in biomedical research offers the potential for significant advances in the next decades, provided investigators not only understand this potential, but are equipped to take advantage of it. Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) have only recently become available and most investigators are not prepared to handle, maintain, or properly study hESCs. Likewise, the potential of human adult or cord blood, and even animal, stem cells for understanding, treating, and curing human disease is great. Two types of applicants should consider applying for support: (1) independent junior faculty who wish to expand their research by the use of stem cells, and (2) more senior, established investigators who wish to re-direct their research, in whole or in part, to include the use of stem cells.

The project period will typically be six months to one year, although up to two years may be appropriate in some situations. Part-time career development activities can be accommodated.

For complete details, visit the Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research webpage.