Stem Cell Investigator Awards

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Organization:Nutricia Research Foundation
Financing type:Private
Scope of funding:European
Topic: #57091
Start:2018 Dec 17
FSJD end:2019 Feb 13
Official end:2019 Feb 20


The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease. In addition to providing funding, NYSCF partners with investigators to advance and translate their research.


To be eligible, candidates must:

- Have completed one or more of the following degrees: MD, PhD, DPhil.

- Be within 5 years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2019.

- Have demonstrated ability to independently supervise staff and research.

- Have a publication record containing articles that are innovative and high impact.

- Have demonstrated or strategized true innovation for translation of basic sciences to a clinical setting.

In addition, since routes to independence vary significantly outside of the United States, candidates based at institutions outside the United States should consider the following when assessing their eligibility:

- Do they write grants in their own name?

- Do they report directly to funding agencies rather than a senior colleague?

- Do they supervise their own graduate students and/or postdocs?

- If the answer to any of these questions is yes, and the candidate has also met the other eligibility criteria, he/she may be eligible to apply. NYSCF Staff is available to provide additional information on eligibility.


Up to $300,000 USD for year


Up to five years.

All applications must be submitted through NYSCF’s online grant management system. To create an account and submit your application, please visit:


The application components include:

- Contact details and other relevant administrative information.

A one-page summary of the candidate’s research accomplishments and the central directions of lab Please note: this is a career development award, not a project specific award, and funds may be used at the discretion of applicants to increase the impact of their research, subject to the terms of the award letter.

A research plan representative of the types of projects being undertaken in the candidate’s lab, of not more than 7 pages, including embedded figures, that contains a summary, goals, experimental design, timeline, significance and relevance to the field. References will not count towards the page limit.

The candidate’s curriculum vitae, not to exceed 3 pages.

- A list of the candidate’s five most significant publications.

3 letters of reference, which must be submitted in the online system by the application deadline.

Details of other secured and pending financial support.

Applications from candidates based at institutions outside the US should also include a letter from the appropriate administrative institutional official confirming the candidate’s eligibility, good standing, and that if selected; the candidate would be able to accept the award.

Applicants must submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found at


All applications must be submitted through NYSCF's online grant management system. To create an account and submit your application, please visit:

In case of interest, please contact with FSJD Research's Department not later than February 20th.

Fundació Sant Joan de Déu – Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu.
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