New Program for Stem Cell Researchers
June 30, 2010 – Scientists conducting stem cell research may want to look into a new $24.5 million program funded by the New York Stem Cell Foundation to help cultivate the next generation of stem cell scientists.
The Innovator Awards Program for Early Career Investigators will provide up to $1.5 million over five years to seventeen post-doctoral investigators to launch their own laboratories, train other scientists, and foster innovative high-risk/high-reward research on the therapeutic potential of stem cells derived from humans and model organisms. A four-member jury chaired by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and Harvard Stem Cell Institute co-director Douglas A. Melton will choose the recipients based on their demonstrated innovation in translating basic science to a clinical setting and ability to independently supervise staff and research.
Applications for the awards are due by August 27, with the first five winners to be announced in October. For more information visit the New York Stem Cell Foundation website.
|CAF PSA with Carol Alt.|