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.

Funding for pilot awards starts July 1, 2023. Please send applications to Leena Derifield (

Applicants that have previously received an IPA Award or a Tietze Award within the last two years are ineligible at this time.

How to Apply — Deadline: 9:00am Monday, April 17, 2023

1. NIH style biosketch (including current funding)

2. Application (3 pages)

3. Budget (1 page) – one-year award for $25,000

4. Diversity statement (300 words max)

The review committee and ISCRM Leadership will review the applications. Award recipients agree to provide a brief report (2 pages), in lay terms, on project outcomes and may be asked to participate in ISCRM outreach activities with the State Legislature.