Clinical Research Awards

Funding Agency:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The intent of the Clinical Research Award program is to provide support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission. Research projects may address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptom, or the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis, using clinical, translational, or epidemiologic study approaches.

Applicants must demonstrate access to a sufficient number of CF patients and to appropriate controls.

Up to $150,000 per year (plus 8 percent indirect costs) for a maximum of three years may be requested for single-center clinical research awards.

For multi-center clinical research, the potential award is up to $350,000 per year (plus 8 percent for indirect costs) for a maximum of three years.

Applicants must be independent investigators. Fellows may submit applications; however, funding will be considered only if they will hold a faculty-level appointment at the time of the award. Industry-sponsored research projects are not eligible for this award.

Deadlines:

  • Required Letter of Intent: September 27, 2019
  • Full Application: February 10, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

In addition to CF Foundation Areas of Interest, the CF community (people with CF, family members and caregivers) has identified key research Areas of Encouragement that are most important to them. The areas selected by the CF community in surveys are listed below in order of prioritization. Applications may address any topic area advancing CF care, treatment, or research. However, applications addressing the following areas in CF are particularly encouraged:

  1. Respiratory microorganism detection and treatment
  2. GI symptoms (including, but not limited to, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS), and pancreatitis)
  3. Reducing treatment burden
  4. CF-related diabetes
  5. Diet and nutrition
  6. Mental health
  7. CF-related liver disease
  8. Exercise
  9. Sinus disease
  10. Allergies and asthma in CF
  11. Alternative/holistic treatments and therapies
  12. Sexual reproductive health
  13. Bone/joint health
  14. Pain management

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be independent investigators. Fellows may submit applications; however, funding will be considered only if they will hold a faculty-level appointment at the time of the award. Industry-sponsored research projects are not eligible for this award.

Amount

$1,050,000

Amount Description

• Applicants may request funding of up to US$150,000 per year, plus eight (8) percent indirect costs for single-center clinical studies; and up to US$350,000 per year, plus eight (8) percent indirect costs for multi-center clinical studies. • Awards may be approved for up to a three (3) year period. Funding for Year 2 and Year 3 is contingent upon submission and approval of a renewal progress report and the availability of funds.

Funding Type

Award

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

September 27, 2019