The Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006 was established by the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly during the 2006 legislative session and created the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. This fund is continued through an appropriation in the Governor's annual budget.

The purpose of the Fund is to promote state-funded stem cell research and cures through grants and loans to public and private entities in the State.

To date, over $112 million and 320 research grants have been committed and for this year (FY2015) the programs has a budget of $9.4 million.
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Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Funds 29 New Research Proposals in FY2015 - Awards address diseases and conditions such as diabetes, Gaucher, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, mental disorders, autism, and obesity Read more>

Interest in the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund at an All-Time High as Commission Receives 240 Letters of Intent from Universities, Research Institutions, Hospitals and 16 Companies - Strength and promise of the program will be on full-display at the 7th Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium on Dec. 2 at the Silver Spring Civic Center Read more>
Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces Funding Opportunities and Annual Symposium Keynote Speaker - Commission kicks-off FY2015 by releasing four Requests for Applications, announcing the keynote speaker for its annual symposium; a world-renown expert on stem cells and disease modeling from Sloan-Kettering Center, and announcing the expansion of its partnership with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Read more>