HSCI invites applications for 2022 Collaborative Seed Grants

June 23, 2022


$100,000 per project per year for up to two years

Friday, September 16, 2022

 Monday, November 14, 2022


The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) invites applications for seed grant funding for its 2022 cycle.

The purpose of this program is to provide funding for innovative projects in the field of stem cell and regenerative biology that are a collaboration between two labs. HSCI strongly encourages proposals with a translational focus, or which are otherwise poised to accelerate the development of new stem cell-based therapies or cures. However, proposals at all stages of development are welcome. The HSCI intends to award up to five grants in response to this call for proposals, contingent upon the number and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of HSCI funds.


As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to determine whether their proposal is either basic or translational science. In determining whether a proposal falls into either the basic or translational science category, please consider the aim(s) of your proposal. In general, proposals that fall into the category of translational science are those which aim at:


  • Producing new therapies and/or therapeutic products (e.g. cellular products, large/small molecules, biomaterials, etc.), or
  • Discovering the mechanisms, pathways, or models underlying such therapies/therapeutic products, or
  • Manufacturing and testing stem cell-based therapies using studies designed to fulfill all applicable institutional, state, and federal regulatory requirements

Any seed grants awarded during this cycle will be funded at up to $100,000 in total costs (including indirect costs, maximum 20% of total direct costs-basis) per year, for a period not to exceed two years.


Basic science proposals will not be reviewed separately from proposals categorized as translational science. All proposals will be reviewed by the HSCI Executive Committee.


The HSCI reserves the right to not award any seed grants in this cycle.


Application Due Date: Friday, September 16, 2022


Click here to access the RFP, which provides details regarding the application, submission, and review processes.

Click here to access the 2022 HSCI Seed Grant online application.


Questions about the HSCI Seed Grant Program may be addressed to Robert Perez, HSCI Grants Officer, at robert_perez@harvard.edu.


Thank you for your interest in the HSCI.


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See also: 2022, Announcement