Innovation Pilot Awards

ISCRM’s Innovation Pilot Award (IPA) program, supported by resources from the State of Washington, aims to support innovative research of any current UW FACULTY member of ISCRM (Acting, Research and Regular Faculty) who is pursuing novel experiments that are directly relevant to stem cell biology or regeneration. The applicant needs to state how IPA support will enable the research to advance to the point of being competitive for external funding. The IPA program is not intended to extend currently funded research but instead will fund new research projects. Collaborations that involve two or more laboratories are encouraged but all applications will be considered.

Application deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022, at 9:00 AM. Instructions on how to apply can be found here.

Tietze Research Awards

John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Award

The John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Award is a one-year award of $50,000 to support the research of any UW FACULTY member of ISCRM who is pursuing novel preliminary experiments, where the grant might provide sufficient stimulus to enable the research to advance to the point of being competitive for external funding. The research should involve or be relevant to some aspect of stem or progenitor cell biology or therapies.

Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Award

The Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Award is also for one year of support of $25,000. Preference will be given a junior faculty (including Acting Instructor level) located at the UW. The research should involve or be relevant to some aspect of stem or progenitor cell biology or therapies.

Applications are now closed and will reopen Winter 2023. Instructions on how to apply can be found here.

For a list of previous awardees, click here.

Quellos Research Acceleration Awards

Scientists and Principal Investigators across the University are invited to apply for a Quellos Research Acceleration Awards, which will be awarded competitively in varying amounts to pay for pilot projects utilizing high throughput screening. It is the intent of these awards to provide University investigators access to high throughput screening in order to generate sufficient preliminary data that award recipients can use as preliminary results in future grant applications, as well as establish proof of concept data for expanded screens. These awards, and the Quellos High Throughput Screening Core (i.e., QHTS Core), are operated by the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the South Lake Union campus of UW Medicine.

Instructions on how to apply can be found here.

Genomics Core Pilot Awards

ISCRM is excited to share yet another funding opportunity made possible through the generosity of the John H. Tietze Foundation.

The Genomics Core Pilot Awards is an award of up to $12,500 intended to support the research of any UW FACULTY member of ISCRM pursuing novel experiments in the areas of genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, or other next generation sequencing (NGS)-based methods.

Applications are closed and will reopen Winter 2023. Instructions on how to apply can be found here.

ISCRM Team Awards

We are excited to announce a new funding opportunity to support collaborative, team-based efforts among ISCRM labs, with a goal of fostering new center-type grants within the Institute. The ISCRM Team Award (ITA) will provide up to $200,000 over a two-year period to support the launch of an integrated, multi-project research program. Programs will comprise a team of three or more ISCRM faculty (Research and Regular Faculty) who are pursuing innovative experiments that are directly relevant to stem cell biology or tissue repair and regeneration.

Application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2022, at 9:00 AM. Instructions on how to apply can be found here.