"CIRM Staff Recommendation: Do not fund"
“Tier 1 in this case really means 'fundable' as in adequate for funding. Assignment to this tier was based solely on scores from scientific review. Reviewers understood that only one or possibly two centers would be funded (that was clearly stated in the RFA) and did not recommend funding all of the applications.”
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“Although some reviewers expressed minor concerns that the multiple, geographically separated components of this large and interdependent program could pose an administrative challenge, overall, reviewers expressed much confidence in the demonstrated abilities and collaborative experience of the program leaders for achieving a shared vision.”
“The leader of this center component is a pioneer in the field and has an outstanding track record in the proposed activities.”