Request for Proposals: Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine 2018–2019

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Stem Cell Engineering and Therapeutic Screening

A gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has established the Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC.

This year, we are seeking innovative proposals to utilize the Chang Stem Cell Engineering Facility and the Choi Therapeutic Screening Facility. Studies broadly related to the center’s research themes are eligible for funding. Awardees will receive $120,000 of direct support, $30,000 of which will be used to cover services in either or both the Choi or the Chang facilities. Direct support may cover personnel salaries (up to 10% of PI salary), supplies, and minor equipment (up to $5,000). All USC faculty with PI privileges are eligible to apply. One goal of the award is to cement new collaborative interactions and seed new funding opportunities in stem cell research and regenerative medicine across USC. Multi-investigator proposals creating teams competitive for funding after the termination of this award are particularly encouraged to apply.

A five-page proposal is due by 5 p.m. on September 16, 2017. Award decisions will be made by November 1, 2017, with the initiation of funding expected on January 1, 2018. Funding is for one year only.

Application Materials

To be submitted as a single, merged PDF document to Qing Liu, PhD, at

  • Applicant information (cover page):
    • Title
    • Name
    • Affiliation and contact information (phone, email)
  • Research proposal (not to exceed 5 single-spaced pages with 1-inch margins using 12-point font)
    • Abstract
    • Specific research aims/objectives
    • Background and preliminary result
    • Methodology/approach
    • Relevance of applicant’s background to the proposed research
  • References (1 page)
  • Biosketch in NIH format


Qing Liu, PhD
Program Director
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC