Learn about cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs, and how to treat and live with this chronic disease.
CF is a rare genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S. If you have CF or are considering testing for it, knowing about the role of genetics in CF can help you make informed decisions about your health care.
If you or your child has just been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, or your doctor has recommended testing for CF, you may have many questions.
Diagnosing CF is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a newborn screening, a sweat chloride test, a genetic or carrier test, and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation-accredited care center.
Raising a child with cystic fibrosis can bring up many questions because CF affects many aspects of your child’s life. Here you’ll find resources to help you manage your child’s daily needs and find the best possible CF care.
Living with cystic fibrosis comes with many challenges, including medical, social, and financial. By learning more about how you can manage your disease every day, you can ultimately help find a balance between your busy lifestyle and your CF care.
People with CF are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. As an adult with CF, you may reach key milestones you might not have considered. Planning for these life events requires careful thought as you make decisions that may impact your life.
People with cystic fibrosis are living longer and more fulfilling lives, thanks in part to specialized CF care and a range of treatment options.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers provide expert care and specialized disease management to people living with cystic fibrosis.
We provide funding for and accredit more than 120 care centers and 53 affiliate programs nationwide. The high quality of specialized care available throughout the care center network has led to the improved length and quality of life for people with CF.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides standard care guidelines based on the latest research, medical evidence, and consultation with experts on best practices.
As a clinician, you’re critical in helping people with CF maintain their quality of life. We’re committed to helping you partner with patients and their families by providing resources you can use to improve and continue to provide high-quality care.
As part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission to help improve the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis, the PSDC initiative taps the CF community to inform key efforts to support the management of daily care.
Your cystic fibrosis care team includes a group of CF health care professionals who partner with you to provide specialized, comprehensive CF care.
Many people living with cystic fibrosis and their families face complicated issues related to getting the care they need. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Compass makes sure that no one has to do it alone.
CF Foundation Compass is a service that helps people with CF and their families with navigating insurance options, connecting to legal information and experts, finding available financial resources, and tackling other life issues.
CF care team members are paramount in providing highly specialized care to people living with CF. CF Foundation Compass can help by serving as a strategic ally for care teams, so team members can focus on their patients’ care.
CF Foundation Compass can help you navigate insurance, financial, legal, and other issues you are facing. Use this online form to start your conversation with a Compass case manager today.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF and supports a broad range of research initiatives to tackle the disease from all angles.
The CF Foundation offers a number of resources for learning about clinical trials and treatments that are being developed to improve the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Our understanding of CF continues to evolve as scientists study what causes the disease and how it affects the body. These insights drive the development of new and better treatments and bring us one step closer to a cure.
Researchers, supported by the CF Foundation, have made tremendous advances to improve the health and quality of life of people with CF. We are committed to providing the tools and resources you need to continuously build upon this work.
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.
The new Infection Research Initiative Request for Applications will open in late 2020. In the meantime, infection-related proposals are still being accepted through the regular CF Foundation basic and clinical research funding mechanisms. Check back for more details later this summer.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has issued a request for applications (RFA) to support proposals that address the research priorities of the Infection Research Initiative.
Applicants must be independent investigators. Fellows may submit applications; however, funding will be considered only if they will hold a faculty-level appointment at the time of the award. Industry-sponsored research projects are not eligible for this award.
Infection Research Initiative Award proposals will be accepted in three categories:
Funding limits are up to $750,000 per year for collaborative research efforts (maximum $250,000 per project per year within the collaborative project) for up to three years plus 12 percent in indirect costs. Up to $25,000 in additional funds may be requested by the lead site for administrative support with justification.
Applicants to the Infection Research Initiative Planning Grant may request support to develop a strategy to address a research priority or to develop a full application for a large, multicenter clinical research study. This request for support can include, but is not limited to, meeting/workshop support; establishment of a research team; development of study design; finalization of protocol; and collection of feasibility data or feedback through surveys or focus groups with people with CF and their families or others in the research community. Funding limits are up to $75,000 for up to one year, plus 12 percent in indirect costs.
Please refer to the Infection Research Initiative white paper for details on research priorities. Specific research priorities are also listed within the RFA. Applicants must address one or more of the identified 2019 Research Priorities.
Please review the policies and guidelines for the award and for the grant for complete submission information. You also will be able to access the full application guidelines for each program at proposalCENTRAL.
Infection Research Initiative Award
Infection Research Initiative Planning Grant
The LOI and applications must be submitted online at proposalCENTRAL by 5 p.m. ET.
For administrative questions, please contact the Grants and Contracts office at email@example.com. For scientific questions, please contact Ann Field at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dara Riva at email@example.com.
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