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SARS-CoV-2 and Cystic Fibrosis Research Award

The goal of this Request for Applications is to use the Letter of Intent process to identify basic science research projects that aim to improve our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis in cystic fibrosis.

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    Path to a Cure – Pioneer Award

    The goal of this request for applications is to identify ambitious basic research projects aiming to utilize cutting-edge techniques and strategies that have the potential to discover new therapies for cystic fibrosis.

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    Industry Funding Opportunities

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports two programs that provide funds to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for development of new pharmaceutical products to benefit individuals with cystic fibrosis: The Therapeutics Development Award (TDA) and its Path to a Cure initiative.

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    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.

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    Awards for Infection Research Initiative

    The Infection Research Initiative Awards will support proposals for basic or clinical research or the planning and development of research strategies for large, multi-center clinical studies to address the 2019 Infection Research Priorities.

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    Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award

    The Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award is intended to support a project involving human subjects or samples that will develop and test new hypotheses and/or new methods in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.

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    Clinical Research Award

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers competitive awards to support clinical research projects directly related to cystic fibrosis treatment and care.

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    Clinical Research Award Plus (CRA+) Concept Proposal & Planning Grant

    The purpose of the concept proposal is to provide the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with sufficient detail to determine if the proposal addresses a Foundation priority research area and meets the intent of the Clinical Research Award Plus (CRA+) mechanism. Full applications are received on an invite-only basis after approval of a concept proposal and successful completion of planning activities.

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    National Resource Center Awards

    These award programs support centralized clinical research cores that provide services and/or advance clinical research outcome measures for the cystic fibrosis clinical research community.

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    CF Foundation NIH K-Boost Award

    The primary purpose of the K-Boost Award is to provide supplemental funding to qualified and promising scientists early in their faculty careers who have obtained K funding from the National Institutes of Health in areas that reflect the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s research priorities.

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    CFF/NIH-Unfunded Award

    The objective of this award is to support excellent cystic fibrosis-related research projects that have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (or governmental funding agencies in other countries) but cannot be supported by available funds.

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    CFF/NIH K-Unfunded Award

    The objective of this request for applications (RFA) is to support excellent cystic fibrosis-related research projects -- by applicants who intend to pursue a career in CF-related research -- that have been submitted to and approved by the NIH but cannot be supported by available funds.

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    Accelerating the Discovery of Nonsense Mutation Therapies for CF

    This award program supports research that will improve the development of novel nonsense mutation-directed therapies.

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    Overcoming Obstacles for Nucleic Acid Delivery for Cystic Fibrosis

    This award program supports research that will improve the delivery of nucleic acid therapies to disease-relevant tissues for cystic fibrosis.

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    Lung Transplant Consortium Biorepository Coordinating Center

    The Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium plans to build a biorepository with the aim of implementing a prospective, longitudinal study of CF lung transplant recipients. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announces a request for proposals for the phased development and implementation of a Biorepository Coordinating Center.

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    CF Lung Transplant Consortium Awards

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers competitive awards to maintain and grow our clinical and translational network of CF lung transplant centers to facilitate the study of lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis.

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    Travel Award Supplement

    This program is intended to support doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty participating in off-site training opportunities to learn new research skills and techniques to advance their research experience or to perform studies that cannot be performed at their host institution but are necessary to advance their research project.

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    Awards for Gene Editing for Cystic Fibrosis

    These awards are intended to support gene editing research in repairing or circumventing CFTR mutations in individuals with cystic fibrosis.

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    Screening Improvement Program Award

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has developed the Screening Improvement Program for Optimizing the Diagnosis of Infants Award. The purpose of the award is to catalyze efforts to improve the newborn screening system for early diagnosis of CF.

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    Pilot and Feasibility Awards

    Pilot and feasibility awards are intended to support basic science research studies focused on developing and testing new hypotheses in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.

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    Advancing Research Solutions to CLAD Award

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports research to develop strategies for the early detection and intervention of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) following lung transplantation.

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    Research Grants

    Research grants are intended to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis.

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    Award for Innovation in Palliative Care for Patients With CF

    These awards are intended to foster the development and testing of innovative approaches to improve the delivery of palliative care to people with cystic fibrosis.

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    Reporting Forms for CF Foundation Awards

    Check your award letter for reporting requirements and due dates.

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