Cystic Fibrosis Canada offers an annual funding competition to support CF research and training in these categories:
*** The 2023 Competition is now open. Please see Grants & Awards Guide for details.LOIs have a deadline of August 15, 2023. Full applications for the research fellowship award are due October 1, 2023.***
Operating grants are available for scientific and clinical researchers studying aspects of cystic fibrosis relevant to our CF Community Research Priorities at a Canadian academic institution (University, hospital, research institute, etc.):
Basic Science Research grants
To support innovative basic science research projects that improve our understanding of CF and/or have a significant impact on the concepts, methods, treatments, and/or technologies applicable to CF. Valued at up to $100,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Clinical Research grants
To support clinical research projects that: improve the health and quality of life of CF patients and/or bridge the gap between research and clinical care. Valued at up to $100,000 per year for up to 3 years.
NEW: Seed Grants
Seed Grants are valued at up to $50,000 for up to 1 year to study a new, innovative research idea for which the researcher doesn’t yet have preliminary data or other research funding. The goal of the Seed Grants program is to support researchers to develop initial data on innovative new research projects that can then be used to apply for new funding from other sources.
Team Grants valued up to $2 million over four years. This new approach is a focused effort that will see a team working together to tackle a single topic of importance to the CF community. This year the grant will focus on improving airway infection detection. Impact-focused by nature, team grants are designed to galvanize collaboration and speed up the pace of discovery.
Training awards provide salary support and in some cases research laboratory support for researchers at specific stages in their career to help develop the next generation of Canadian CF researchers and clinicians:
Early Career Investigator awards
An independent researcher who has not held a Cystic Fibrosis Canada grant in the past and has held his/her first full- time academic or research appointment for a period no longer than 60 months are eligible to apply.
Research Fellowship awards
Individuals who hold MD or PhD degrees and as first-time applicants who, as of the application deadline have completed less than four years of training after completing their PhD or post-MD clinical training, are eligible to apply.
Clinical Fellowship awards
Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have an MD degree, have recently completed their clinical training, are exam eligible, and have obtained medical licensure in Canada, are eligible to apply.
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