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Grants to New York Agencies, Nonprofits, and IHEs for Fellows to Engage in Stem Cell Research

Empire State Institutional Training Programs in Stem Cell Research for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows (Round 3)


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Funding Source
New York State Department of Health, Empire State Stem Cell Board
Funding or PIN Number: Request for Applications #1602260415. Grants Gateway ID: DOH01-TRAIN3-2015.
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Conference Date: 05/20/16
LOI Date: 05/13/16
Deadline: 06/09/16 6:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York local and State agencies, nonprofits, and IHEs in order to attract predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows interested in stem cell research. May 13 is the deadline to submit an optional, but strongly encouraged LOI. May 20 is the deadline to register for the May 23 conference call.

May 26 is the deadline for questions.

Specifically, funds will be provided for institution-based training programs (similar to NIH T32 awards) that will enable New York State to attract and retain the most promising and exceptionally talented predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. The intent of this initiative is to support the continued training of researchers with extraordinary potential for making significant contributions to the fields of stem cell-related research.

The supported training program and related research efforts may focus on any aspect(s) of stem cell biology (basic, applied, translational, pre-clinical or clinical research) that will lead to a better understanding of the unique properties of stem cells and the development of applications for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • State Agencies

Additional Eligibility Criteria
-The applicant must be a nonprofit or governmental organization in New York State.
-In addition, applicants for predoctoral training programs must be degree-granting institutions.

The applicant may not be a recipient of NYSTEM Institutional Training funds under the previous RFA (1009240111).

Individual fellows may not apply.

Subcontracting and collaborating organizations may include public, not-for-profit and for-profit entities within or outside of New York State. Subcontracted and collaborating non-degree-granting entities may accept and monitor predoctoral trainees through this program, provided that policies of the applicant and sub-applicant institutions both allow it, and that the collaboration strategies clearly provide a robust training experience for the predoctoral trainees. No preferences are given in program composition in terms of single institution, multi-institution, in-state or out-of-state collaborations.

The eligible program director (PD) for the application is designated by the applicant institution and must have the scientific background, leadership and administrative capabilities required to coordinate, supervise and direct the proposed research training program described in the Workplan. At the time of application and award acceptance, the PD must not be restricted from receiving Public Health Service (PHS) funding or debarred by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other federal or New York State government entity.

An individual may serve as a PD on only one application in response to this RFA and only one application will be accepted from any single institution. In the event that more than one application is received from a PD or institution, all applications from that PD or institution will be disqualified, will not be considered and will not be forwarded to peer review.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Applicant Conference Registration Due: May 20, 2016

Applicant Conference: May 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM

By Telephone Conference Call at:
1-844-633-8697 or 1-866-776-3553
Meeting ID # 641 575 790

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There is also a more detailed "Grantee User Guide" available on this page as well.

Pre-Application Information
Letter of Intent (optional) Due: Friday, May 13, 2016
Questions Due: May 26, 2016.
Questions, Answers and Updates Posted: June 1, 2016.

Applicants should submit their applications, at a minimum, one (1) hour prior to the submission deadline. The system will perform an application error check and all identified issues must be resolved before the application is successfully submitted. Failure to leave adequate time to address issues identified during this process may jeopardize an applicant's ability to submit their application. The Grants Gateway will notify applicants of successful submission.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Approximately 4.

Estimated Size of Grant
No award may exceed $375,000 in annual direct costs plus 8% Facilities and Administrative costs annually.

Term of Contract
This funding is for a period up to five years.

Contact Information
Charles Burns
Extramural Grants Administration
Phone: (518) 474-7002

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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