To advance scientific knowledge and the promise of stem cell research, NYSTEM issues Requests For Applications (RFAs) and Requests For Proposals (RFPs). NYSTEM also issues Requests For Information (RFIs) to gather feedback from the community and other stakeholders. Past RFAs, RFPs and RFIs can be found here. Generally, RFAs seek to fund multiple projects, RFPs fund a single bidder, and RFIs provide information to program staff. Open RFAs, RFPs and RFIs can be found on the Current Opportunities page.
Awards were made to four institutions to provide funding for institutionally-based training programs that will enable New York State to attract and retain the most promising and exceptionally talented predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. These awards will support the continued training of researchers with exceptional potential for making significant contributions to stem cell research.
Awards were made to seven institutions, for a total of $27.3 million, to support shared facilities for stem cell research. These shared use facilities will help researchers isolate, derive, and characterize stem cell lines, including disease specific cell lines; develop animal models; provide high-throughput analyses of cells; and maintain quality control and laboratory supplies needed for stem cell experiments.
NYSTEM received three high-quality proposals in response to a Request for Proposals issued on November 5, 2007 for an Independent Scientific and Technical Merit Peer Review contractor. On January 7, 2008, the Funding Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board voted to authorize the Department of Health to proceed with the negotiation of a contract with the successful bidder, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). The anticipated start date for this five-year contract is April 1, 2008.
In 2015 NYSTEM released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather feedback from those in the New York State scientific community who have pursued or are interested in pursuing translational research projects involving stem cells. The information gathered as a result of this RFI may be used to develop one or more Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the purpose of supporting translational projects relating to stem cell research.
Responses were due June 8, 2015.