2021 Call for Applications: CIRM Training Fellowships in Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Regeneration

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We have several positions open for PhD students, postdocs, and clinical trainees who are conducting research related to developmental biology, stem cell biology, and/or regenerative medicine. Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship status. Predoctoral terms are for 3 years, and postdoctoral and clinical training terms are for 2 years, dependent on satisfactory progress. Funding will begin November 1.

To apply, please email the following materials in a single PDF to by 11:59 pm of October 21. Please follow the instructions exactly as listed below.

Name your file “Lastname_Firstname_CIRM_###.pdf” – replace ### with either Predoc, Postdoc, or Clinical, depending on which you are applying for.

1. Cover letter including the following information as bullet points:

  • Full name
  • Training Lab
  • Title of Research Project
  • Month/Year started at USC and name of entry program for students (e.g., PIBBS)
  • Current PhD program for students (e.g., DSR)
  • Undergraduate School, Month/Year Graduated, GPA
  • Master’s Degree (if applicable), Institution, Month/Year Awarded, GPA
  • Doctoral Degree (if applicable), Institution, Month/Year Awarded
  • Medical/Dental Degree (if applicable), Institution, Month/Year Awarded
  • Current or previous fellowships

2. NIH-style biosketch – (template:

3. One-page description of research project and aims (Arial, 11pt font, 0.5” margins)

4. Two letters of reference (one must be from mentor) – these must be sent separately from your application to Tell your referees to use the following subject line: ‘ApplicantLastname_ApplicantFirstname_CIRM_Ref_RefereeLastName’