COLUMBIA, Md., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Stem Cell
Research Commission (Commission) has completed its evaluation of the 122
applications in response to its three official Requests for Applications
(RFAs). The board of directors of the Maryland Technology Development
Corporation (TEDCO) reviewed the Commission's recommendations today and
approved 62 projects for funding through the Maryland Stem Cell Research
Fund (MSCRF) under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. This year's
projects recommended for funding include:
-- 11 applications for RFA-MD-07-1 (Investigator-Initiated Research
Grants) -- These grants are designed for investigators with preliminary
data supporting the grant application.
-- 34 applications for RFA-MD-07-2 (Exploratory Research Grants) -- These
grants are designed for investigators who are new to the stem cell
field (new investigators and investigators from other fields), and for
new hypotheses, approaches, mechanisms or models that may differ from
current thinking in the stem cell field, without any preliminary data
supporting the application.
-- 17 applications for RFA-MD-07-03 (Post-Doctoral Fellowship Research
Grants) -- These new grants are for post-doctoral fellows who wish to
conduct basic and/or translational research on all types of human stem
cells in Maryland.
For a complete list of the names of the Principal Investigators, the title of each project and the institution at which the Principal Investor works, please visit http://www.mscrf.org/content/awardees/2008.cfm.
"The Commission members worked very hard to achieve a well balanced set
of grant awards to cover multiple different diseases, with a variety of
research approaches and the participation of many institutions throughout
the state. All of
|SOURCE Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission|
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