Fellowship Program FAQ
Application & Proposal Specific Questions
Figures are included in the 7-page limit, references are not. Figures should be placed throughout your proposal. Any pages after the 7-page mark (before references) will be deleted from your application.
No less than ½ inch and no less than 11pt font, Arial or Times New Roman.
Please upload details of your current and pending support. Please include sources, project titles, dates of project period, amounts, statuses and major goals of project. Candidates who are committed at 100% effort to existing fellowships that last beyond June 1, 2020 will not be considered.
You should use the online grants management system to input names and contact information for your reference and faculty sponsor. You will be asked to enter the respective email address into the “Faculty Sponsor Mentor Plan” and “Letter of Reference” box in the system. Once you have done this, you will be prompted to send him or her an email through the system requesting the letter of reference by clicking the “compose email” button. In addition to the email sent by you, a second auto-generated email will also be sent through the system to your reference and faculty sponsor with instructions and a link to upload the document.
Yes, to guarantee these documents are included in your application, you will need to make sure your they are submitted through the online system by the RFA closing date and time.
Yes. If the report card has not be submitted, your application will not be put forward for consideration.
Please aim to keep your response to a page, following the same guidelines as the proposal.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your edits.
Please upload a document simply stating that your project does not need ESCRO approval.
Yes. Many candidates have been successful after reapplying.
No, only fellows working under the guidance of a qualified faculty member at an accredited academic or nonprofit institution in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut are eligible for this award.
You are eligible only if you are working as a postdoctoral fellow at an accredited academic or nonprofit institution in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
No, candidates can be US citizens, US legal residents, or a foreign applicant with appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration, valid for the course of the fellowship.
The New York Stem Cell Foundation cannot provide comments on specific ideas of plans for individual research grant applications. We are looking to cultivate research that will explore the basic biology and therapeutic potential of stem cells derived from humans and model organisms.
NYSCF encourages applications focused on basic, pre-clinical, and/or translational studies in stem cell research including technical development, disease modeling, drug discovery and therapeutics. Candidates studying human embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and differentiated cells derived from them are particularly encouraged to apply.
NYSCF does not have a preference for a particular disease area, but we do have a preference to support translationally oriented research projects.
You need to be a postdoctoral fellow in a laboratory starting June 1, 2020. If you are applying for this year’s cycle and have not started by the submission deadline of January 8, 2020, your PI/sponsor needs to indicate in his or her mentor plan that you will be starting in his or her laboratory by June 1, 2020.
Yes, we plan to release the RFAs again next year. Fellowship RFAs will be announced annually at The NYSCF Conference in October.
The funding start date is June 1, 2020.
Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of $57,500 (plus $2,500 for computer and travel expenses). Fellowships will be awarded for up to 2 years with the possibility of a 3rd year of funding pending satisfactory progress.
No, the award does not provide institutional overhead.