Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Pilot and Feasibility Award

Program Summary 

Pilot and Feasibility Awards are offered to support projects that will develop and test new hypotheses and/or new methods (or those being applied to the problems of cystic fibrosis for the first time), and to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. The intent of these awards is to enable investigators to collect sufficient data to compete successfully for support from the NIH or other funding agencies. Special consideration will be given to those projects that propose innovative and creative approaches to the problems of CF. Applications for continued funding of the same project, or for long-term support of an investigator, will not be considered.


Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST April 12, 2018

Application Deadline: 3:00pm MST May 7, 2018

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Up to 2-page project summary
  • Up to 2-page curriculum vitae
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

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Pilot and Feasibility Award applications must focus on basic science research.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one Pilot and Feasibility Award application in 2018.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: Up to $50,000 per year, plus eight percent indirect costs may be requested.

Project Period: Up to two years.