Stem Cell Research Funding Overview

Overview of CIRM Stem Cell Research Funding

Numbers reflect funds approved and committed by the CIRM governing board through December 2012.

For more information about stem cell research, visit our Stem Cell Basics, which contain information about the different types of stem cells, how stem cell research can lead to new therapies, how CIRM benefits the state of California, and provides answers to common questions about stem cell research.

You can also search CIRM stem cell research grants by disease category or stem cell type.

Funding Intent

CIRM has funded awards intended to train the next generation of stem cell scientists, build facilities for carrying out stem cell research, and for research. You can learn more about how these areas of research funding are all necessary for generating new therapies in our section on what we fund: Progress Toward Stem Cell Therapies: Research We Fund.

CIRM funding intent

Human Stem Cell Use

CIRM funds research involving all types of stem cells. You can see a complete list of awards using each type of stem cell on our list of all awarded stem cell grants.

Stem cell use by award number

Stem cell use by award number

Stem Cell Derivation

This chart includes only those grants with a specific intent to derive new human stem cell lines for the purposes of distribution, investigation of disease processes or development of therapeutic candidates. Grants with a focus on basic stem cell biology or tool development are not included. You can see a complete list of awards deriving each type of stem cell on our list of all awarded stem cell grants.

Stem cell derivation by award number

Stem cell derivation by award number

Disease categories

These charts include all CIRM grants with a disease focus. Areas of disease impact are designated by percentage of committed funds or by percentage of total grant number. The charts to not include grants with broader impacts, such as those seeking to understand basic mechanisms of stem cell biology or developing new tools and technologies for advancing therapies.

Disease funding by award number

Disease funding by award number

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