Membership Criteria

  • Members require a PhD and/or MD in a scientific field appropriate to stem cell and regenerative medicine research
  • Members must hold a primary, full-time faculty appointment at an Ontario University or affiliated Research Institute
  • Members require at least two published academic papers in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine; for clinicians, a strong interest in regenerative medicine approaches in their area of clinical expertise can act as a substitute

Membership Benefits

  • Integration into a network of stem cell and regenerative medicine experts that includes stem cell biologists, biomaterial engineers, translational clinicians, industry and business leaders
  • Apply for research funding:
    • Disease Team Grants
    • New Ideas Grants
  • Participate in international partnerships, including:
    • Canada-Japan partnership
    • Ontario-China partnership
  • Apply for trainee funding:
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards ($50,000 per year for three years)
    • Travel awards ($1,000 each)
  • Access to educational programming
    • Stem Cell Rounds
    • External Seminar Series
    • Translation Talks
    • Workshops

Membership Application

  • If you meet the above criteria, please provide the following documentation to : 1) Updated CV, highlighthing publications in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine, and; 2) A one paragraph statement on official letter head explaining reason why you would like to be a member of OIRM
  • After internal review, those approved, will be asked to provide a picture and summary of research for the OIRM website, as well as, a list of current trainees