Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants

Program Summary 

Research Grants are offered to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of CF. In addition, consideration will be given to those projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to the development of new therapies for CF. All proposals must be hypothesis driven, and sufficient preliminary data must be provided to justify support from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Information derived from such studies will hopefully lead to submission to other funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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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Research Grant applications must focus on basic science research.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one research grant application in 2018.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: Up to $125,000 per year, plus eight percent indirect costs may be requested.

Project Period: Up to two years.