In addition to its generous endowment, the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Einstein is supported by external sources, including the NIH and the New York State Empire State Stem Cell (NYSTEM) Board. Created in 2007, NYSTEM provided substantial funding support for stem cell research over the next decade. Notably, Einstein is among the highest-ranked institutions in New York competing for state support and, to date, Einstein has received thus far from NYSTEM over $24M in funding for stem cell research ranking 4th in total funding among all New York Institutions.
Funding from NYSTEM supported the creation of the Einstein Comprehensive Pluripotent Stem Cell Center, which consisted of three units: the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Unit, the Cell-Sorting and Xenotransplantation Unit, and the Stem Cell Genomic Unit. In April 2014, the Stem Cell Institute was once again awarded $3,557,019 from NYSTEM to support the newly expanded Einstein Shared Facilities for Stem Cell Research which continues the services of the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Unit, further enhances the Stem Cell Isolation and Xenotransplantation Core and supports the newly created Single-Cell Genomics Core. The members of the Institute are among the top funded Investigators at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Currently Stem Cell Investigators are PIs on awards that total approximately $21 million, of which $17M is federal, and $2M is foundation and $1.9M is NY State.