Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

“Philanthropy has played a major role in advancing the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine which are dependent on high risk innovative, basic and translational research to develop therapies that are effective and safe.”

– John D. Gearhart, Ph.D.
Former Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Philanthropic Partnership Opportunities

Unrestricted Gifts

Use this secure online form to make an unrestricted gift. These donations go to areas with the greatest need. They are allocated only at the discretion of the Directors of the Penn IRM and with these gifts, we can rapidly respond to emerging opportunities.

Today, visionary donors have the opportunity to make a true impact on the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine research. Your philanthropy can spur the next breakthroughs in research and medicine and bring to light important discoveries.

  • IRM Seed Grant-$25,000-50,000:
    Seed grants are a one year award that provide junior/young researchers a stepping stone by funding innovative pilot projects that show promise for discovery but need preliminary data.These grants help researchers show proof-of-concept and effectively compete for significant grants from places like the National Institutes of Health.
  • IRM Research Award-$100,000 -$250,000:
    Research awards provide 2 years of funding to senior researchers whose projects show promise to secure long-term funding to make advances in the field.
  • IRM Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowships-$1,000,000:
    Fellowships provide funding to help maturing scientists in their pursuit of creative discoveries and to build the overall strength of the field. Many advances made in the lab are through the work of post-docs, who have already received their PhD and are now in a final training phase towards a lab of their own. Most fellowships are for two or three years. Endowed funds are an investment that the IRM values deeply as it guarantees funding in perpetuity and helps to sustain research.
  • Endowed Professorship-$3,000,000:
    Endowed professorships are essential for attracting senior scientists who are leaders in the field, bringing groundbreaking research at Penn. Professorships often carry the name of the donor, linking their family’s name with a legacy of innovation, education and research in stem cell and regenerative medicine.

For more information on all giving opportunities, please contact:

Torren J. Blair
Senior Director of Development for Biomedical Research
Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations

3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: 215-898-7680
Fax: 215-573-2800