Path to a Cure - Academic Programs
This program supports research that will accelerate the discovery and development of therapies to restore cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function in all patients with cystic fibrosis.
There are four program options:
Pilot and Feasibility Awards
These awards are for developing and testing new hypotheses and/or methods, and supporting promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. Information derived from such studies will hopefully lead to submission to other funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health.
Support may be requested for $50,000 per year (plus 12% for indirect costs) for up to two years.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award (see attachment)
Postdoctoral research fellowships are offered for support of postdoctoral research training related to CF. These awards are intended to enable research training in new research areas and methods to advance the scientific knowledge of the applicant and to collect data to enable their transition into an independent research career. Research projects proposed through this program should seek to improve our understanding of disease pathogenesis or development of novel treatment approaches on topics such as defects in airway defense, microbial adaption to the CF lung, mucociliary clearance and airway hydration, and extrapulmonary manifestations of the disease. Applicants seeking to submit proposals focused on topics such as the restoration of CFTR protein function or approaches to fix/replace the defective CFTR gene should apply through the Path to a Cure Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award Program.
Awards may be approved for up to a two (2) year period. Funding of up to $75,000 in the first year, and up to $76,000 in the second year may be requested. Indirect costs are not allowable.
Research grants are intended to support basic science research. Studies may be carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient levels. To be considered, proposals must be hypothesis-driven and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support.
Support is available for $150,000 per year (plus 12% for indirect costs) for up to two years.