RFA 08-05: CIRM Early Translational Research Awards Applications

Application Instructions

  1. Application Requirements
    1. You will need a fully functional copy of Adobe Acrobat version 7 or 8 (Standard or Professional) to complete, print, and save the Information Form of the application. For optimal performance, we recommend that you upgrade to Adobe Acrobat (Standard or Professional) version 8.1. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader will not permit you to save information that is entered in the form.
    2. All application materials must be received by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) both electronically and in hardcopy no later than 5:00 pm PST on November 20, 2008. No exceptions will be made. Applications will only be accepted from Principal Investigators (PIs) that: 1) have been officially nominated by their host institution on a Candidate Nomination Form (CNF); and 2) have submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) that was accepted by CIRM.
    3. A complete application includes the following four parts:
      1. Application Information Form with Signature Page (PDF form)
      2. Early Translational Award Research Proposal (MS Word template)
      3. Biographical Sketches for the Key Personnel (MS Word template)
      4. Related Business Entities (PDF form)
    4. You must download and save a copy of the templates for the Application Information Form, Early Translational Research Award Proposal, Biographical Sketches for Key Personnel, and Related Business Entities onto your computer. Do not open the documents directly from the CIRM web page, as the forms will not function properly. Open and use the saved copies on your computer instead.
    5. You must submit application materials both electronically and in hardcopy (original plus 5 copies, preferably double-sided) as instructed below. The original hardcopy must be signed by the PI and the institution’s Authorized Organizational Official (AOO). The AOO is the individual, named by the applicant organization, who is authorized to act for the applicant organization and to assume the obligations imposed by the laws, regulations, requirements, and conditions that apply to grant applications or grant awards. CIRM will not accept an application without these original signatures.
    6. Written assurances of institutional approval for use of human subjects, covered stem cell lines, or vertebrate animals (where applicable) are not required at the time of application submission but will be required prior to issuance of Notice of Grant Award.
  2. How to Apply:
    1. Download and save a copy of the templates for the Application Information Form, Early Translational Research Award Proposal, Biographical Sketches for Key Personnel, and Related Business Entities onto your computer.
    2. Complete, save, and print the Application Information Form with Signature Page using the template provided. Be sure to provide all required information and observe indicated character limits.
    3. Complete, save, and print the Early Translational Award Research Proposal using the template provided. The proposal may include tables and figures. CIRM will not accept pages that exceed the indicated page limit for each section. We recommend that you convert the document into a PDF file to ensure that figures, tables, and formatting are preserved when submitting the application to CIRM.
    4. Use the template provided to complete all Biographical Sketches for Key Personnel. All biosketches should be assembled into a single document observing the two-page limit per individual. We recommend that you convert the final document into a PDF file to ensure that formatting is preserved. You may append any letters of collaboration to the end of the Biographical Sketches for Key Personnel PDF document.
    5. Send electronic copies of all four parts of the application as attachments in a single email to Early_Translational_Awards@cirm.ca.gov. This email must be received by CIRM no later than 5:00 pm PST, November 20, 2008. No exceptions will be made. Applicants will receive an email reply confirming that the proposal was received by CIRM.
    6. All hardcopy application materials, including the Application Information Form with original signatures, the Early Translational Award Research Proposal, the Related Business Entities, and the Biographical Sketches with appended collaboration letters must be received by CIRM no later than 5:00 pm PST, November 20, 2008. No exceptions will be made.

      Mail the completed original plus 5 copies (preferably double-sided) to:

      Early Translational Research Award Application
      California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
      210 King Street
      San Francisco, CA 94107

      Applications will only be accepted if they have met both electronic and hardcopy submission requirements by the deadline of 5:00 pm PST, November 20, 2008. No exceptions will be made.

  3. Contact Information
    1. For information about this RFA:

      Rosa Maria Canet-Avilés, Ph.D.
      Scientific Officer
      California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
      210 King Street
      San Francisco, CA 94107
      Email: rcanet-aviles@cirm.ca.gov
      Phone: (415) 396-9123

    2. For programmatic information:

      Patricia Olson, Ph.D.
      Director of Scientific Activities
      California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
      210 King Street
      San Francisco, CA 94107
      Email: polson@cirm.ca.gov
      Phone: (415) 396-9116

    3. For information on CIRM/Victoria teams - In California:

      Marie Csete, M.D., Ph.D.
      Chief Scientific Officer
      California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
      Email: mcsete@cirm.ca.gov
      Phone: (415) 396-9106

      In Victoria:
      Roland Diggens
      Manager, International Cooperation Initiatives
      DIIRD, State of Victoria
      Email: roland.diggens@iird.vic.gov.au
      Phone: +61 3 9651 8102

    4. For information about the review process:

      Gilberto R. Sambrano, Ph.D.
      Senior Review Officer
      California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
      Email: gsambrano@cirm.ca.gov
      Phone: (415) 396-9103

    5. For information about electronic forms:

      Ed Dorrington
      Director of Grants Management Systems
      California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
      Email: edorrington@cirm.ca.gov
      Phone: (415) 396-9108

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