Stem Cell Network (SCN)
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The Stem Cell Network 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.
Supports multi-disciplinary research projects that are moving toward the clinic. This program will also support translational research activities (including Ethical, Legal and Social Implication questions) associated with an upcoming or ongoing clinical trial. Project awards will be up to $400,000.
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.
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.
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.
Please see the program-specific eligibility criteria in each program's Guidelines Document.
Together, this research funding competition will provide approximately $5M to support stem cell research across Canada.
Maximum Project Value
Award values vary across the four programs. Details can be found in the Guidelines for each program. The range starts at $150,000 and goes up to $400,000.
Indirect costs and PI salaries are not eligible for funding
The funding term will run for 18 months from August 1, 2020 to January 31, 2022.
SCN-funded projects require partner support (in-kind or financial). Eligible partners include industry, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, research institutions, health charities and provincial governments. Please note, federal funders (e.g. CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, CFI, NCEs, Genome Canada, New Frontiers Research Fund, IRAP) are ineligible for matching.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Please visit the SCN website to download the applicable Guidelines Document, Application Form, Institutional/Investigator Signature Document, and Budget Template for the program you intend to apply for.
All applications must be emailed on or before the deadline to: Rebecca Cadwalader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Information For Co-applicants
If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research at email@example.com ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).